Self-Management

Self-management articles use AT to support students with disabilities in independent task completion and independent living skills.

Enhancing empathy instruction using a collaborative virtual learning environment for children with autistic spectrum conditions

Sep 16, 2013, 13:00 PM
Cheng, Y., Chiang, H-C., Ye, J. & Cheng, L. (2010). Enhancing empathy instruction using a collaborative virtual learning environment for children with autistic spectrum conditions. Computers & Education, 55, 1449-1458.

Characteristics

  • Grade/Age Level: Age 8-10
  • Specific Difficulty Addressed: Empathy in students with Autism
  • Type of AT Used: Collaborative virtual learning environment (CVLE)-3D
  • Setting

    Method

    • Participants were 3 males, aged 8-10 with Autism Spectrum Conditions
    • Participants were evaluated with the Empathy Rating Scale (ERS; Lin, 2008).
    • Baseline sessions lasted 7-21 days, based on participants, intervention sessions occurred on 22 days, and maintenance sessions occurred weekly across the first 90 days after the intervention.
    • The intervention consisted of restaurant scenarios in which students could read, hear or watch the 3D animation of a scene. After the scene they were asked a question from the ERS evaluation.

    Results

    • For two of the three participants, empathy ratings increased significantly during the intervention and continued to improve during maintenance.
    • The third participant showed improvement in his empathy rating during the intervention, but his rating dropped slightly during the maintenance phase.
    • Students enjoyed using the computer to respond to questions, as compared to answering researcher questions.
    • Students with Autism could watch the 3D animation and respond to questions regarding the scenario.
    Categories:
    • Life Skills
    Tags:

    Transition Planning

    Computer Assisted Instruction

    Enhancing empathy instruction using a collaborative virtual learning environment for children with autistic spectrum conditions

    Sep 16, 2013, 13:00 PM
    Cheng, Y., Chiang, H-C., Ye, J. & Cheng, L. (2010). Enhancing empathy instruction using a collaborative virtual learning environment for children with autistic spectrum conditions. Computers & Education, 55, 1449-1458.

    Characteristics

  • Grade/Age Level: Age 8-10
  • Specific Difficulty Addressed: Empathy in students with Autism
  • Type of AT Used: Collaborative virtual learning environment (CVLE)-3D
  • Setting

    Method

    • Participants were 3 males, aged 8-10 with Autism Spectrum Conditions
    • Participants were evaluated with the Empathy Rating Scale (ERS; Lin, 2008).
    • Baseline sessions lasted 7-21 days, based on participants, intervention sessions occurred on 22 days, and maintenance sessions occurred weekly across the first 90 days after the intervention.
    • The intervention consisted of restaurant scenarios in which students could read, hear or watch the 3D animation of a scene. After the scene they were asked a question from the ERS evaluation.

    Results

    • For two of the three participants, empathy ratings increased significantly during the intervention and continued to improve during maintenance.
    • The third participant showed improvement in his empathy rating during the intervention, but his rating dropped slightly during the maintenance phase.
    • Students enjoyed using the computer to respond to questions, as compared to answering researcher questions.
    • Students with Autism could watch the 3D animation and respond to questions regarding the scenario.
    Categories:
    • Life Skills
    Tags:

    Life Skills

    Computer Assisted Instruction

    Enhancing empathy instruction using a collaborative virtual learning environment for children with autistic spectrum conditions

    Sep 16, 2013, 13:00 PM
    Cheng, Y., Chiang, H-C., Ye, J. & Cheng, L. (2010). Enhancing empathy instruction using a collaborative virtual learning environment for children with autistic spectrum conditions. Computers & Education, 55, 1449-1458.

    Characteristics

  • Grade/Age Level: Age 8-10
  • Specific Difficulty Addressed: Empathy in students with Autism
  • Type of AT Used: Collaborative virtual learning environment (CVLE)-3D
  • Setting

    Method

    • Participants were 3 males, aged 8-10 with Autism Spectrum Conditions
    • Participants were evaluated with the Empathy Rating Scale (ERS; Lin, 2008).
    • Baseline sessions lasted 7-21 days, based on participants, intervention sessions occurred on 22 days, and maintenance sessions occurred weekly across the first 90 days after the intervention.
    • The intervention consisted of restaurant scenarios in which students could read, hear or watch the 3D animation of a scene. After the scene they were asked a question from the ERS evaluation.

    Results

    • For two of the three participants, empathy ratings increased significantly during the intervention and continued to improve during maintenance.
    • The third participant showed improvement in his empathy rating during the intervention, but his rating dropped slightly during the maintenance phase.
    • Students enjoyed using the computer to respond to questions, as compared to answering researcher questions.
    • Students with Autism could watch the 3D animation and respond to questions regarding the scenario.
    Categories:
    • Life Skills
    Tags: