A TACTILE DIGITAL PLATFORM, BASED ON THE COMPLEXITY THEORY, FOR SUBJECTS OF THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER
1 University of Minho (PORTUGAL)
2 Alumni University of Minho (PORTUGAL)
3 University of Vigo (SPAIN)
4 University of Santa Cruz do Sul (BRAZIL)
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The influence of technological innovation is increasingly significant, development depends more and more on technological tools such as internet, digital applications or digital educational resources.
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a reality for which current society is more aware of. This disorder is known for showing social and behavioral/cognitive characteristics that affect their social development.
Recent studies show ASD children and young people react favourably to the use of digital educational resources (DER’s) but also that ASD subjects will only profit from the advantages of DERs when they are specifically conceived for autistic subjects.
We plan on creating a platform based on psychosocial theories: the theory of the Biology of Cognition on the theory of Complexity and on the theory of Second Cybernetics.
We believe that this platform, in its complex construction, will allow new ways of communicating with ASD subjects, and that the result of that communication will be very helpful in understanding their world.
Keywords: Digital educational resources, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Theory of Complexity, digital platform, self-construction.