A computer-based instructional program for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

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The aim of this project is to develop an interactive multimedia computer program for the students with ASD to enhance their social and communicative skills. The specific objectives of the project are: (1) to compile the existing teaching materials for students with ASD into a multimedia computer program for interactive learning. The computer program consists of the recognition of emotions, appropriate responses to real life situations through quizzes and games; and (2) to conduct a study to validate the effectiveness of the computer program. The following are the major components for the design of program: (1) use of functional skills: The functional skill instruction provides students with the opportunity to learn valuable skills that lead to greater independence and autonomy. A functional curriculum allows the students to learn the life skills they require for successful daily living; (2) adoption of video instruction: The computer based video instruction is used to teach students with special educational needs in different areas of skills; and (3) recognition of mental states: In addition, a checklist to identify the specific needs of students with ASD has been developed.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015



Ho, F.-C. (2015, June). A computer-based instructional program for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Paper presented at the Redesigning Pedagogy: Leaders, Values and Citizenship in 21st Century Education, held in conjunction with 11th International CitizED Conference and the Arts, Humanities and Literature Conference 2015: Redesigning pedagogy: Leaders, values and citizenship in 21st century education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


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