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Title: Brief report: preliminary proposal of a conceptual model of a digital environment for developing mathematical reasoning in students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Santos, M. Isabel
Breda, Ana
Almeida, Ana Margarida
Keywords: Autism spectrum disorders
Information and communication technology
Mathematical reasoning
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: Springer
Abstract: There is clear evidence that in typically developing children reasoning and sense-making are essential in all mathematical learning and understanding processes. In children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), however, these become much more significant, considering their importance to successful independent living. This paper presents a preliminary proposal of a digital environment, specifically targeted to promote the development of mathematical reasoning in students with ASD. Given the diversity of ASD, the prototyping of this environment requires the study of dynamic adaptation processes and the development of activities adjusted to each user’s profile. We present the results obtained during the first phase of this ongoing research, describing a conceptual model of the proposed digital environment. Guidelines for future research are also discussed.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1007/s10803-015-2414-9
ISSN: 0162-3257
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