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dc.contributor.authorBlair, Tracey
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-23T22:07:00Z
dc.date.availableNO_RESTRICTIONen_US
dc.date.available2009-02-23T22:07:00Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/722
dc.description.abstractThis research identifies, and respond to, the particular challenges of teaching social skills to children with autistic characteristics, specifically in this case Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). For most children the process of understanding and developing non-verbal communication begins early in childhood. For children with AS this is not the case and non-verbal communication needs to be taught to them. This project provides support for the educators of children who require assistance in the social skills area. This has been achieved with a structured interactive computer prototype. This prototype has been designed with consideration for the unique cognitive attributes and sensory issues that AS individuals encounter. A visual language has been used to identify the routine of an everyday event, and to introduce the concept of change within this routine. The result provides these individuals with the most productive environment for learning.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectNon-verbal communicationen_US
dc.subjectChild developmenten_US
dc.subjectSocial skillsen_US
dc.subjectAsperger's Syndromeen_US
dc.subjectAutismen_US
dc.subjectSpecial educationen_US
dc.subjectComputer-assisted instructionen_US
dc.subject.otherFields of Research::370000 Studies in Human Society::370100 Sociologyen_US
dc.titleSuccessful social skills : designing a way of learning non-verbal communication skills : a thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Design, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineDesignen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Design (M.Des.)en_US


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