A mobile phone solution for young people with autism: introducing the “HANDS” project

Joseph Mintz (Author), Devecchi, C. (Author), Caty March (Author)

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

Description

This paper outlines the main features of the three-year European Commission sponsored HANDS (Help Autism/Diagnosed Navigate and Develop Socially) project on the use of mobile technology for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). After locating the use of the new mobile technology within an emergent field of research and practical pedagogical application, and after reviewing the state of research on technology for autistic children, the paper devotes more space to the description of the theoretical and technological innovative aspects of the HANDS toolset. The paper concludes with a number of reflections on the lesson learned so far in carrying out the research.
Period5 Sep 2009
Event titleBritish Educational Research Association Conference, null
Event typeConference
LocationManchester, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • autism
  • mobile technology
  • persuasive technology