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TWC Project 2's Presentation slides in Week 9! Contains our research and idea to help people who suffer from autism.

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  • -impairment of social recognition, of social communication, and of social understanding and imagination-Rigidity of thought and behaviour, and limited imagination or imaginative play where the individual may carry out ritualistic actions, or focus upon minor details (such as an item of clothing rather than the person, or part of a toy rather than the whole thing)Limited verbal and non-verbal communication with a lack of true two-way conversational skills, a failure to understand the emotions, gestures, or ideas of others, and an over-literalness in interpreting what is saidDifficulty with social relationships

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  • Souzousha
    Autism Speaks. It’s time to Listen.
  • Why autism?
    Autism
  • What’s Autism?
    Rigidity of thought and behaviour
    Lack of true two-way conversational skills
    Difficulty with social relationships
  • Benefits of visual cues
    Compensate for weakness with processing auditory input
    Focus on relevant information & for longer periods
    Promoting Positive Behaviour
    Decreasing challenging behavior
    Increased on-task behavior
    Improved performance
  • Benefits of Visual Cues
    Aid learning
    Improves interaction with others
    Self-help skills
    Visual schedules promote consistency and communicating schedule activities
  • Technology Used to Help Autism
    “Low” Technology
    “Mid” Technology
    “High” Technology
  • “Low” Technology
    Have Visual Schedules using a white board
    Increases his organisational skills
    Know what is coming next
    Helps in marking out school attendance
  • “Low” Technology
    Object/Activity Schedule which follows a timeline so the autistic person will know:-
    • What is currently happening
    • When they have completed the activity
    • Changes that may occur
    Pictures make it more visual
  • “Mid” Technology
    Voice Output Communication
    Aids (VOCAs)
    • Does voice recording
    • Simple enough for autistic people to use
    • Increase classroom participation, focus and communication
    • Appeals and motivates autistic
    people as they can feel and hear
    the devices
  • “High” Technology
    Videotapes
    • Highly interested, motivated and
    thus attentive to videos
    Computers
    • Provides the child something
    to navigate and interact with
    Digital Cameras
    • Makes two-dimensional visual
    representation systems as they
    prefer visually-represented information
  • “High” Technology
    Device that helps autistic people interpret emotions
    • Picks up visual cues such as a smile or raised eyebrow
    • Easier to find out and
    socialise with people who
    feel like them
    • Opportunity for them to
    co-designers than test
    subjects
  • “High” Technology
    Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
    A software installed on mobile phones
    Learn and express himself by forming simple sentences by arranging images on an adhesive strip
  • Advantages of Current Products
    Visually appealing
    Something that they can touch, feel and hear
    Attachable and portable in case they leave it someplace they forget
    Improvements to be Made
  • OUR IDEA
    Incorporate visual cues into a device which is portable
    Aids their daily routine by showing the respective picture of an activity at a certain time throughout the day
    For example, picture of school at 8am, indicates time to head to school
  • How does it solve the pain?
    Their parents will not have to spend so much time/attention taking note of their routine
    Reduces the possibility of an autistic child feeling frustrated and throwing a tantrum
    Helps people with mild autism to better integrate into the society
    Autistic child can now follow the same routine everyday with a guide
  • Focus Group
    Ms SerinnQuek Teacher of a Special School
    Ms Ho Hil May Educational Psychologist MOE
    Ms Jane Lim, has brothers with Autism
    Preliminary Questions:
    What are the problems faced by children with autism daily?
    How effective are the current solutions in the market?
    What do you think of the idea we have?
  • Preliminary Findings
    Inconsistency of environment at school and home
    Solutions are either too expensive or applied only in school environment
    The idea is unprecedented; nothing like this in the market
  • THANK YOU!