Allowing these students to be able to communicate and participate in activities within the classroom.
Giving them the opportunity to really feel as though they are included in the group during the learning experience.
A huge part of ASD is the fact that their social skills are very minor and they almost act as if they are ignoring you and being rude.
This is simply an aspect of their disability and can result in the individual to be isolated and very much a loner. In most cases students feel more comfortable playing alone as their stress levels can build within a group situation. Students often need to be taught how to act within a group situation as these social skills do not come naturally.
With this in mind, can a piece of technology such as an iPad increase or decrease their opportunities to learn and build onto their social skills?
Relating back to my little brother, he has a very obsessive personality and when he begins to play a computer game of some sort he will become very attached to this game, needing to play it at certain times of the day and often locking himself in a small room to do so.
If at anytime he is taken away from the game, his temper fuels and he becomes extremely violent towards anyone in his path.
Losing control of his computer game can result in a huge, dramatic scene.
Has technology created monsters in our children and blocked opportunity to interact with others? Opinons?