The intensity of the research activities on e learning for care givers of autistic children

Shminan, A.S. and Fauzan, Norsiah and Aren, M. (2016) The intensity of the research activities on e learning for care givers of autistic children. In: 2nd International Conference on Information Technology Systems and Innovation, ICITSI 2015, 16 November 2015 through 19 November 2015, Bandung, Bali; Indonesia.

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Abstract

Autism, known as a spectrum disorder (ASD) is seen in early childhood or by three years of age. ASD is a neuro-developmental disorder characterized by deficits in social responsiveness, impairments in verbal and nonverbal communication. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the relevance of e-learning technology to the area of training the caregivers of autistic children. Our search focused on a number of data banks that contain numerous references to autism and home based treatment. Our results found only ten papers published since 2010 that met our criteria for inclusion. Six were demonstrations of e learning to teach caregivers and professionals the basics of applied behavior analysis and some techniques for skill training. The remainder of the studies fell into the telehealth category which involved direct communication between a professional and caregiver in the home. The studies suggest that home based service delivery is effective and offers both the social service system and parents considerable financial savings. The use of Web based platform (e learning and telehealth) is depicted as an aid to caregivers of autistic children. The need for more studies of the variables related to home based service delivery is noted.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism intervention; e learning; telehealth, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 07:37
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 07:37
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/12520

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