2nd year - Full time
How can iPad applications be effectively used to support the social communication and emotional regulation of primary school-age children with autism?
Recent research findings suggest that individuals with autism show great interest in technology, such as computers and tablets. Consequently, many studies have focused on the benefits of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) interventions for people with autism. However, most of the research is limited in scope and does not explore the effectiveness of TEL strategies in real-world classrooms, creating a persistent disconnect between theory and practice.
Thus, the proposed study aims to contribute to the growing area of TEL research, by investigating how iPads are used to support social communication and emotional regulation for children with autism and the extent to which the use of iPad practices impacts on their level of motivation and engagement.
- Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)
- iPads, Educational Technology
- Special Education
- Autism awareness
- Good Autism Practice
Dr Karen Guldberg, Dr Despina Papoudi
School of Education PhD Studentship
Membership of research and professional organisations
- The National Autistic Society
- Autism West Midlands
- NAACE-The Education Technology Association