Posted by: myautisticmuslimchild | April 10, 2010

Autism and Education Survey

  • Attn Parents of Autistic Children: Autism and Education Survey

    Introducing Nicola: I am in my second year now with my research masters and have been funded by the national children’s strategy to design an interactive design program to teach young autistic children daily living skills. I am finding the project really exciting. The following is information about this research and how your contribution will further the development of the educational software.

    Dear Parent or Guardian,

    I would like to thank you for agreeing to partake in this research. I am a Masters by Research student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology and have been funded by the Minister for Children and the National Children’s Strategy to conduct academic research in the area of autism and education.

    This academic research will lead to the development of an interactive computer program, which will help moderately autistic children to learn daily living skills. This will be a valuable educational tool that can support the daily routine of your child, which can be used at home and at School.

    The main objectives of this survey are to:

    · To determine the essential daily living skills that autistic children find most difficult to understand and conduct.

    · To gain a perspective on current educational programs used to teach skills to autistic children.

    · To determine which (if any) elements on these programs distract or help the child to learn.

    Your contribution will be invaluable and will greatly help in the development of an Irish-designed educational program.

  • If you would like to receive a free copy of the prototype software please email: Nicola.Duffy@lyit.ie and a summary of the findings will be sent to you on completion of this research.

    The link to the survey is here.

    Thank you in advance for you time and help.

    The Facebook group for this research is here, the survey can be filled in from this page also.

    I have already sent a nationwide postal survey to all schools and special need schools that teach autistic children, the response has been very good. The results along with a link to the free prototype software will be sent to your members on completion of this research.

    Many thanks for your time, Nicola.

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