The Potential of Augmented Reality to Support the Interest-based Learning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- augmented reality; academic motivation; children with ASD; circumscribed interest; interest-based learning.
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may encounter the challenge to engage in the inclusive learning due to their naturalistic impairments in social, communication and behavior. The learning disabilities in children with ASD are regarding to the issues of selective attention, lack of motivation, cognitive ability, executive functioning deficits and others. Despite of that, several studies indicate that by incorporating circumscribed interests behavior that appears in most of the children with ASD could improve their academic motivation. With the support of appropriate technology, circumscribed interests could be embedded into interest-based learning strategies for children with ASD. The aims of this paper is to highlight the technical of Augmented Reality, the advantages of Augmented Reality for special education and how Augmented Reality could support interest-based learning for children with ASD. This study was conducted in a form of document reviews. There is a need in understanding the potential of Augmented Reality technology for children with ASD. Therefore, further research could be conducted to design Augmented Reality applications based on interest-based learning strategies for children with ASD.
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TY - CONF AU - Suriawati Suparjoh AU - Faaizah Shahbodin AU - Che Ku Nuraini Che Ku Mohd Mohd PY - 2019/12 DA - 2019/12 TI - The Potential of Augmented Reality to Support the Interest-based Learning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) BT - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Special Education (ICSE 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 315 EP - 321 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125928826 ID - Suparjoh2019/12 ER -