ASD tech

Cheesy pic of me and my app!

Cheesy pic of me and my app!

A group of colleagues convened a Special Interest Group at IMFAR 2013, 2014 and 2015 on the topic of Technology and Autism.

One of the outcomes of that meeting was the initiation of an ASDtech mailing list, with a monthly digest of news to be circulated. All mailing list members are invited to submit items for the digest which is curated and circulated by Mari MacFarland and administered by Sue Fletcher-Watson.  Please contact us if you would like to join the mailing list. The monthly digests from 2013 – 2015 are available for download on this page and the more recent digests can be found via the links below:

January 2016 digest will be posted here shortly

Below there are some links to some recently published reviews on autism and technology which may be of interest (and there’s a lot more embedded within the Digest pdfs in the archive).

Fletcher-Watson, S. (2014). A Targeted Review of Computer-Assisted Learning for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Towards a Consistent Methodology. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1(2), 87-100.

Grynszpan, O., Weiss, P. L. T., Perez-Diaz, F., & Gal, E. (2014). Innovative technology-based interventions for autism spectrum disorders: A meta-analysis. Autism, 18(4), 346-361.

Kagohara, D. M., van der Meer, L., Ramdoss, S., O’Reilly, M. F., Lancioni, G. E., Davis, T. N., … & Sigafoos, J. (2013). Using iPods® and iPads® in teaching programs for individuals with developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Research in developmental disabilities, 34(1), 147-156.

Pennington, R. C. (2010). Computer-assisted instruction for teaching academic skills to students with autism spectrum disorders: A review of literature. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 25(4), 239-248.

Rajendran, G. (in press). Virtual environments and autism: a developmental psychopathological approach. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. DOI: 10.1111/jcal.12006

Ramdoss, S., Machalicek, W., Rispoli, M., Mulloy, A., Lang, R., & O’Reilly, M. (2012). Computer-based interventions to improve social and emotional skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 15(2), 119-135.

Ramdoss, S., Lang, R., Mulloy, A., Franco, J., O’Reilly, M., Didden, R., & Lancioni, G. (2011). Use of computer-based interventions to teach communication skills to children with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Journal of Behavioral Education, 20(1), 55-76.

Ramdoss, S., Mulloy, A., Lang, R., O’Reilly, M., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., … & El Zein, F. (2011). Use of computer-based interventions to improve literacy skills in students with autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5(4), 1306-1318.