Child Development Disorders, Pervasive

Handheld Devices and Video Modeling to Enhance the Learning of Self-Help Skills in Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Publication Date: 
Oct 12, 2015

The viewing of videos is a much-studied intervention to teach self-help, social, and vocational skills. Many of the studies to date looked at video modeling using televisions, computers, and other large screens.

Feasibility and validity of ecological momentary assessment in adolescents with high-functioning autism and Asperger's disorder.

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Publication Date: 
Dec 16, 2013

Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) may increase accuracy of data compared with retrospective questionnaires by assessing behaviours as they occur, hence decreasing recall biases and increasing ecological validity.

Using a personal digital assistant to increase independent task completion by students with autism spectrum disorder.

Publication Date: 
Sep 17, 2009

In this study, a personal digital assistant (PDA) with picture, auditory, and video prompts with voice over, was evaluated as a portable self-prompting device for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

A comparison of communication using the Apple iPad and a picture-based system.

Publication Date: 
Jun 07, 2012

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) interventions have been shown to improve both communication and social skills in children and youth with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

A personal digital assistant for improving independent transitioning in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder.

Publication Date: 
Nov 20, 2012

OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the effectiveness of a personal digital assistant (PDA) on independent transitioning between activities in a day treatment centre for youth with high-functioning ASD.

Screening children for autism in an urban clinic using an electronic M-CHAT.

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Publication Date: 
Dec 19, 2012

BACKGROUND: The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is a screening tool for autism spectrum disorders in the clinic. However, the follow-up questions in the M-CHAT are difficult to implement on a paper format.