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Assisting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder Through technology

  • Nigel NewbuttEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_146-1


This entry seeks to provide a review and overview of technology that has been used to support autistic people. The aim of this entry is to provide an overview of technology used by autistic groups contextually and historically. Materials covered will include virtual reality technologies, touch screens, and more traditional media types (i.e., multimedia). The entry will include a historical overview of the field and provide some detailed explanations of technologies that have been used, mainly in scientific literature. In addition to this, the entry will explore autism and paradigms of exploring the field of technology used by autistic people. Finally, the entry concludes with some views, perspectives, and the potential for future work in this area, coupled with messages for practitioners and ways that technology can be most fruitfully used with, by, and for autistic groups.

Autism and Autism-Based Paradigms

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of the West of EnglandBristolUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vassilis Argyropoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Special EducationDepartment of Special Education, University of ThessalyVolosGreece