Increase technology in schools to improve social functioning in individuals with ASD

Increase technology in schools to improve social functioning in individuals with ASD

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Isabella Balas started this petition to Washington County School District

Autism spectrum disorder can be identified by its characteristics pertaining to impairments in social communication as well has repetitive patterns in behavior for some. Social isolation has been shown to deeply effect children facing ASD (Jones, 2019). Isolation right now is at an all-time high due to COVID-19. The separation and lack of face-to-face communication people are dealing with is not something everyone has the option of avoiding. Working on forming and improving social skills for people with ASD in group settings helps create a sense of belonging and stability. With technology continuing to grow and get more advanced, consideration of how to implement technology to improve the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder during this time of increased isolation is crucial.

 

Jones KK (2019) Social Engagement versus Isolation in the Wellbeing of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Child Dev Disord. Vol.5 No.2:9. https://childhood-developmental-disorders.imedpub.com/social-engagement-versus-isolation-in-the-wellbeing-of-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorder.php?aid=24611

 

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