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Preliminary Study on Social Learning Using Mobile Technology Among Children with Autism

  • Iman Nur Nabila Ahmad AzahariEmail author
  • Wan Fatimah Wan Ahmad
  • Ahmad Sobri Hashim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9429)

Abstract

Autism is a neurological disorder that influences the growth of the brain, resulting struggles in learning, communication, and social interaction. There is no cure for autism, however excellent educational practices and prompt intervention leads to rapid improvements. One of the excellent approaches is the Visual Approach, which uses pictures or other visual items to communicate with autistic children, as they are visually oriented. Moreover, the usage of technology is able to build their interest in learning activities. Major impairment of children with autism is their difficulty in social interaction. The objective of this paper is to discuss on the preliminary study of social learning among children with autism. The methodology used to conduct the preliminary study is through questionnaires to parents and teachers of children with autism, which the questions are to verify the literature reviews. The result of testing discovers that the real life conditions of the children are similar with the finding from the literature reviews.

Keywords

Autism Social interaction skill Cognitive learning Visual approach Mobile technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Iman Nur Nabila Ahmad Azahari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wan Fatimah Wan Ahmad
    • 1
  • Ahmad Sobri Hashim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information SciencesUniversiti Teknologi PetronasBandar Seri IskandarMalaysia

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