ICT SUPPORTED APPROACHES TO AUTISM

Ileana Hamburg

Abstract

Autism is a disorder that affects human skills and behaviour essentially. The use of ICT can support education and rehabilitation of people with autism and also teachers, parents and social workers benefit from using ICT. ICT and particularly the Internet support the creation of Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoPs) as a promising approach for learning, housing reviews of research evidence and engaging persons working in the ASD field to share practical knowledge and to make practical innovations. In this paper we present aspects of training and cooperation for people with autism particularly by using ICT and VCoPs and give an example of a successful project.

References

  1. Barnard, J., Harvey, V., Prior, A., Potter, D., 2000. Inclusion and Autism: Is It Working? London: National. Autistic Society. …imp.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/8/1/ 93.pdf.
  2. Dougiamas, M. Interview Oct. 2006. http://www.stevehargadon.com/2006/10/interview-with-martin-dougia mas.html.
  3. Hamburg, I., 2010. eLearning 2.0 and social, practiceoriented communities to improve knowledge in companies. Ortiz Bellot, G., Sasaki, H., Ehmann, M., Dini, C. (eds.) ICIW, 2010. In The Fifth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, 9-15 May 2010, Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona: CPS, pp. 411-416.
  4. Hamburg, I., Ionescu, A., 2009. Community-based rehabilitation and education services. In Conference and workshop on assistive technologies for vision and hearing impairment: past successes and future challenges, 20th-23rd April, 2009, Wroclaw, Poland. CDROM. Wroclaw, p. 9.
  5. Hamburg, I., Ionescu, A., Kürtösi, A., Puklus, Z., 2007. Improving social life and communication of people with disabilities by using internet facilities. Hersh, M.A. (ed.): In Conference and workshop on Assistive Technologies for People with Vision & Hearing Impairments: Assistive Technology for all Ages, CVHI 2007, Granada, Spain. CD-ROM. Glasgow: Univ. of Glasgow, p. 6.
  6. Hersh, M. A., Hamburg, I., 2004. Working with disabled end-users: training engineers, designers and other professionals. In Work With Computing Systems, 2004: proceedings of the 7th International Conference on WWCS, 29 June-2 July 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. CD-ROM. Puchong: Damai Sciences; p. 342-347. http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/ abstract/39/4/725?ck=nck.
  7. Myles, B. S., Simpson, R. L., 2001. Understanding the hidden curriculum: An essential social skill for children and youth with Asperger syndrome. Intervention in School and Clinic, 36, pp. 279-286.
  8. Myles, B. S., Hagiwara, T., Dunn, W., Rinner, L., Reese, M., Huggins, A., Becker, S., 2004. Sensory issues in children with Asperger Syndrome and autism. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 3, pp. 283-290.
  9. Wenger, E., 1998. Communities of Practice: Lerning, Meaning and Identity. Cambridge MA: Cambridge University Press.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Hamburg I. (2011). ICT SUPPORTED APPROACHES TO AUTISM . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 512-516. DOI: 10.5220/0003135905120516


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf11,
author={Ileana Hamburg},
title={ICT SUPPORTED APPROACHES TO AUTISM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={512-516},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003135905120516},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - ICT SUPPORTED APPROACHES TO AUTISM
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Hamburg I.
PY - 2011
SP - 512
EP - 516
DO - 10.5220/0003135905120516