Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum

Nava R. Silton (Marymount Manhattan College, USA)
Release Date: March, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 343
ISBN13: 9781466657922|ISBN10: 1466657928|EISBN13: 9781466657939|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5792-2


More than ever, emerging technology is assisting individuals with autism in a variety of ways. However, many parents, schools, and special education professionals are not aware of the recent technological developments that are available to assist these individuals.

Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children on the Autism Spectrum brings together relevant theoretical frameworks and empirical research concerning the emerging technologies that benefit individuals living with autism. This book is an essential reference source for parents, teachers, special educators, researchers, academics, and other professionals seeking relevant information on the emerging technological advances available for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Affective Technology
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices
  • Collaborative Virtual Environment Technologies
  • ICT and Autism
  • Mobile Technology for Individuals with Autism
  • Software Designed for Individuals with Autism
  • Technology Assisted Social Communication
  • Video Modeling for Individuals with Autism

Reviews and Testimonials

Fifteen chapters report on research into the use of new technologies for improving the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. The papers are divided equally among three sections dealing with assistive and computer technology for children with autism, single user devices for children with autism, and video and virtual-based instruction for children with autism.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nava R. Silton, Ph.D. received her B.S. from Cornell University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, and Mediakidz. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at Fordham University, Hunter College, Touro College and began a tenure-track line in the Department of Psychology at Marymount Manhattan College in the fall of 2011. She was a Postdoctoral Templeton Fellow at the Spears Research Institute at the Healthcare Chaplaincy from 2009-2010 and she has conducted research at the Autism Seaver Center at Mount Sinai Hospital and at Sesame Street Workshop. Her primary research interests include determining how best to enhance typical children’s sensitivity to children with disabilities, how to teach social emotional skills to children on the spectrum and looking at the interface between religion and health. She is currently producing a children’s television show, with a stop bullying platform as a primary focus.