Proyect@ matemáticas: A learning object for supporting the practitioners in autism spectrum disorders

Roberto Munoz-Soto, Carlos Becerra, René Noël, Thiago Barcelos, Rodolfo Villarroel, Sandra Kreisel, Matias Camblor

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Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the name of a group of neurodevelopmental disorders which affect social skills that should be developed at an early age. For this reason, they may hinder the development of other basic skills such as the cognitive ones related to logical and mathematical thinking. The development of these skills is a primary goal for special education initiatives on a permanent basis as they allow the acquisition of knowledge that is used in everyday life. These skills may also facilitate social inclusion and a future insertion in the labor market. In Chile there are no Learning Objects available that potentiate the development of mathematical skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For this reason, a Learning Object for multi-touch devices was developed in order to support therapeutic and co-therapeutic initiatives for the development of math skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Learning Object is currently available at Google Play and had more than 15,000 downloads.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 11th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technology, LACLO 2016
EditorsIsaac Alpizar Chacon, Mario Chacon Rivas, Cristian Cechinel, Agustin Francesa Alfaro
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509061495
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event11th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technology, LACLO 2016 - San Carlos, Costa Rica
Duration: 3 Oct 20167 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2016 11th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technology, LACLO 2016

Conference

Conference11th Latin American Conference on Learning Objects and Technology, LACLO 2016
Country/TerritoryCosta Rica
CitySan Carlos
Period3/10/167/10/16

Keywords

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Learning Object
  • Mathematics
  • Multitouch Application

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