The Use of Distance Technologies in Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Abstract

The article describes some aspects of the organization and application of distance learning for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a Regional Resource Center for Supporting Children with ASD in Nizhny Novgorod Region (RRC). Due to the temporary need for a complete transition to distance learning, a series of classes developed using computer technology. Aspects of the organization and application of distance learning in the Regional Resource Center for Supporting Children with ASD (RRC) of Nizhny Novgorod are described: the inclusion of parents in the training, the implementation of a differentiated approach to learning, the possibility of forming various skills in children with ASD in an interactive mode. Currently, the use of computer technology in the education of children with ASD is not sufficiently developed to be able to use the finished product. The RRC has developed a set of classes using computer technologies, aimed at the general development of cognitive functions and specific educational skills of this category of children. 30 families with children with ASD aged from 5 to 10 years participated in the use of the proposed technologies. Implementation experience has shown that computer technology allows children with ASD to quickly and efficiently master and consolidate material in an educational-game form. The developed materials will be able to increase the productivity of full-time classes, supplementing them with the possibility of consolidating the acquired knowledge and skills at home.

General Information

Keywords: autism spectrum disorders, distance learning, remote training, information technology, computer technology, training control, development of cognitive functions

Journal rubric: Remote support of individuals woth autism

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/autdd.2020180202

For citation: Guseva N.Y., Piskareva O.S. The Use of Distance Technologies in Teaching Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020. Vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 6–13. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2020180202. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Nadezhda Y. Guseva, PhD in Psychology, Head of the Resource Center for Supporting the Education of People with ASD, Сenter for psychological, educational, medical and social support, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2629-6319, e-mail: gn-nglu@yandex.ru

Olesya S. Piskareva, Speech Therapist of the Regional Resource Center for Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, "Center for Psychological-Pedagogical, Medical and Social Assistance", Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7691-8673, e-mail: Olesyalm52@ya.ru

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