EMOTIONAL SKILLS IN ASD STUDENTS USING AN IPAD
University of Alicante (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The new technologies are currently an interesting tool that can be found in different fields of our society, specifically in education. This instrument is useful to respond the different needs of students in class. One the most visible disability that appeared in our schools is students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Different research talk about advantage to work with this tool. Consequently, our study wants to demonstrate the validity of an IPAD to improve emotional skills of primary students. A control group of four students was used. In the experimental group 9 students between 6-10 years made different activities with the application Ever Better Games. After analysing our results we can conclude that depending which type of emotion is presented, the different between control group and experimental group are lower. For instance, easy expression like happiness are easier to recognize but proud is difficult. Future works should focus on work complex expression to improve emotional skills.
Keywords: Autism, ASD, IPAD, emotion recognition.