Category technology-based intervention

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Big Data, AI, and Machine (Selectionist) Learning: A Stroll Through the Thinking of Advanced Program Design–Part 3

    In Part 1 of this series, I described the task of automating delivery of guided expert help. To reach thousands of people using trained professionals is a daunting and expensive proposition. Our goal was to serve tens of thousands of people with little direct human intervention. We reasoned that by employing big data analytics, […]

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Big Data, AI, and Machine (Selectionist) Learning: A Stroll Through the Thinking of Advanced Program Design–Part 2

  Weave in various items from questionnaire and other sources to present a coherent picture of a person functioning highly competently… That word—picture—combined with the context of selection-based algorithms brought responding to a book I had read some years earlier to strength. Okay, it made me think of the book Why We Feel: The Science […]

Big Data, AI, and Machine (Selectionist) Learning: A Stroll Through the Thinking of Advanced Program Design

I must admit some reluctance when I was approached about writing a blog post for the Technology SIG. My first reaction was that I had little to contribute beyond what has been already written on the blog and elsewhere. In education, there are many useful articles that distinguish between technologies of tools and technologies of […]

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Is PECS a Good Choice within an iPad World?

by Andy Bondy & Lori Frost When we began developing the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) protocol in the mid-1980s, all picture-based communication systems involved having children (or adults) point to or touch a picture to communicate. At that time, there were a few electronic communication devices, but they were expensive and very time-consuming to […]

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What is Milo?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by impairments in social communication, social interaction, and social imagination. Lack in social play and communication skills can slow learning and cognitive development in this population. There are many approaches that are utilized by parents of children with autism. Applied behavior analysis is a science that uses tested methods […]

Using Technology to Disseminate Behavior Analysis: Is It Possible?

Read in Portuguese Need for Behavior Analysis Services Around the World Nowadays, behavior analysis is highlighted because of its science-based methods, which achieve good results that prove its services’ quality. At the same time, the demand for this specialized service has grown up in a way which makes the number of behavior analysts still insufficient, […]

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Autism and Technology: Process over Hype

by Elizabeth R. Lorah, Alison Karnes, & D. Renee Speight After the initial release of the iPod Touch® in 2007, the Apple iPad® was released just three years later in 2010. Parents, teachers, clinicians, and advocates of individuals with a diagnosis of autism have since flocked to adopt the new technology. For example, a Google […]

Technology to Support Individuals with Disabilities at Work

The transition to adulthood often leads to a loss of services and supports for individuals with disabilities (Friedman, Warfield, & Parish, 2013). This can result in behavioral and other difficulties, including a lack of independence in work (Billstedt, Gillberg, & Gillberg, 2005). In fact, rates of employment for individuals with disabilities are far lower than […]