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ESRC number: RES-139-25-0395

Official Abstract:

Research and curriculum developments emphasise the importance of social and communication skills for learning by all children. Although the developmental pathways of typically developing children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder differ in many respects, both groups may find social interactions stressful and intimidating, which can impact on their communication abilities and learning. ECHOES II aims to address these issues and to create a safe, motivating, and inclusive technology-enhanced learning environment allowing children to explore different social situations and to improve their social interaction and communication skills.

In particular, ECHOES II aims to:

develop a set of learning activities capable of supporting children who follow different developmental trajectories in improving their ability to engage in social interactions.

use a participatory learner-centred approach to ensure that children, and their parents and carers, as appropriate, are given a voice in the design process from the very beginning.

implement a technology-enhanced learning environment capable of scaffolding children's exploration and learning of social interaction skills at different levels of social engagement.

develop a comprehensive framework for assessing the effectiveness of the learning activities and tools created during the project.






Large Proposal

Minutes and Slides




Oliver Thoughts

Oliver and Annalu Thoughts after meeting 3

Notes on the nature of ECHOES technology

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  • Ponnetetal2008.pdf: Social situations with better structure enable better autistic performance (dynamic vs static tasks argument)

  • Lordetal2005.pdf: Social situations with better structure enable better autistic performance (dynamic vs static tasks argument)

Topic attachments
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
docdoc ESCHOESIInoteslevels.doc manage 220.5 K 07 Nov 2007 - 10:28 Main.v1trajen Thusha's doc on levels and development
pdfpdf Karatekin2007.pdf manage 1653.7 K 08 Nov 2007 - 16:36 Main.v1trajen Eye tracking in children, review paper Karatekin (2007)
pdfpdf Lordetal2005.pdf manage 257.8 K 30 May 2008 - 09:14 Main.v1trajen Methods overview for evaluating psychosocial interventions
pdfpdf Ponnetetal2008.pdf manage 249.0 K 16 May 2008 - 11:48 Main.v1trajen Social situations with better structure enable better autistic performance (dynamic vs static tasks argument)
pdfpdf Rogersetal2008.pdf manage 191.6 K 16 May 2008 - 11:45 Main.v1trajen Deferred and imitation paper in children with autism
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