Discover technologies that help...
Technology holds great promise for helping students with autism learn, communicate, and function effectively in the modern world. Start leveraging that power today with this forward-thinking book, your in-depth guided tour of technologies that support learners with autism and help them fully participate in their classroom and community. You'll learn about readily available technologies you can use right now-from apps to video modeling-and explore next-wave innovations that will help shape the future of autism intervention, such as therapeutic robots and advanced virtual reality technologies. You'll also get critical guidance on how to select the appropriate technology for your needs, weave technology into a universal design for learning framework, and conduct effective professional development so teachers make the most of new tools and strategies.
... support the overall learning of children on the autism spectrum
... teach social skills and support emotion regulation through independent data collection
... develop executive function strategies and improve flexibility, memory, and transitions
... boost literacy and language skills
... support young adults' transition to the workplace
... make data collection and program evaluation more effective and efficient
... strengthen teacher training programs
... enhance use of evidence-based practices
Explore the benefits of technologies like
... apps for education, communication, behavior regulation, and more
... video modeling
... language processing software
... customized digital stories and book creator apps
... element cue supports
... emotional regulation and sensing technologies
... interactive learning software to improve feedback and metacognition
... visualization and mind mapping apps
... text-to-speech and speech to text software
... e-readers and tablets with integrated multimedia (e.g., cameras, microphones, etc.)
... electronic data collection forms for use with handheld devices
Invited contributors include...
Gregory Abowd D.Phil., Rosa I. Arriaga PhD, Emma Ashwin PhD, Simon Baron-Cohen PhD, Katharine P. Beals PhD, Bonnie Beers MA, Chris Bendel, Alise Brann Ed.S., Jed R. Brubaker MA, Christopher R. Bugaj MA, CCC-SLP, Jessica Gosnell Caron MS, CCC-SLP, Kelley Challen-Wittmer Ed.M., C.A.S., Yvel Cornel Crevecoeur PhD, Yvonne Domings Ed.M., Ofer Golan PhD, Tracy Gray PhD, Joan Green MA, CCC-SLP, Melissa A. Hartman EdD, Gillian R. Hayes PhD, Stephen W. Hosaflook M.Ac., Felicia Hurewitz PhD, Brooke Ingersoll PhD, BCBA, Julie A. Kientz PhD, Corinna E. Lathan PhD, P.E., Minna Levine OTR/L, PhD, Dorothy Lucci M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Donald Scott McLeod PhD, Marek Michalowski PhD, Kathryn Nagle M.Ed., Nazneen, Nigel Newbutt MA, Mark Edward Nichols M.Ed., Linda J. O'Neal MA, Sarah Parsons PhD, Patricia Kelly Ralabate EdD, Corina Ratz MA, Charlotte Safos, Howard C. Shane PhD, Rita Shewbridge MS, Stephen M. Shore EdD, Carole Samango Sprouse EdD, Andrea Tartaro PhD, Allison Wainer MA, Simon Wallace PhD, Monica Adler Werner MA, Michael N. Yeganyan MS
"Simply great! This first textbook on the assistive technologies belongs on the shelf of everyone interested in autism."--Sven Bolte, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Science, Director of the Center for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (KIND)
"Covers the range of technology use for individuals with autism . . .The authors have done a real service by consolidating this information into one volume that is both readable and research-based."--Pat Mirenda, University of British Columbia
"I am in awe of this profoundly important body of work. Technology is revolutionizing the lives of all individuals with autism. This book will accelerate their access to state-of-the-art resources."--Kathleen Quill, Autism Institute
"Rich with not only the power of technology but also the voices of individuals with autism, in all their variety . . . The authors of this book highlight the power of new technologies not only to transform the lives of individuals with autism, but also to transform the environments in which they will live and learn."--David Rose, Chief Education Officer, CAST
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