Title: Design and Application of an Automated Tool for Facing Autistic Challenges

Issue Number: Vol. 2, No. 1
Year of Publication: Jan - 2016
Page Numbers: 25-30
Authors: Rudranath Banerjee, Shouvik Dey, Parama Bhaumik
Journal Name: The International Journal of E-Learning and Educational Technologies in the Digital Media (IJEETDM)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P001970

Abstract:


Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in recent times. Its influence is no more limited to the western world only but has spread all over the world, especially the third world countries like India where several research developments have taken place in the past few decades. The progress of technology in the cure and care of Autism can be traced from the incorporation of various IT based tools in Autistic research. In this paper we have designed one such tool to make Autistic children learn about the functionality of certain basic school interactions that can make them confident and independent in their social life. We have deployed the tool on the Autistic kids of ‘Manovikas Kendra’, an NGO in West Bengal, India that runs a special school for them. We tested the tool for a week after giving them a three weeks training course. The results obtained on the performance of the children have motivated us to take further steps in this direction.