3D audio visual courseware requirements for training self-care skills for children with autism

Farah Nazmin, Kamarudin (2014) 3D audio visual courseware requirements for training self-care skills for children with autism. Masters thesis, UTeM.

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This research is a study on assistive learning tool for autism in doing daily task by using audio visual techniques. Autism is a developmental disability of the brain, much like dyslexia, mental retardation, or attention deficit disorder. Autism is a developmental disability, but many autistic people appear to function as related and frequently quite intelligent. Autistic people are also good in visual. It is because they are visual thinkers. The problem of these special children is that they are not independent. Therefore teacher or parent should ask or teach them repeatedly until they can manage the job by themselves in doing their daily jobs. Autism children also are lack of eye contact. Actually they have the eye contact but less than normal children. Therefore, this study is proposing audio visual assistive tools to help them in stimulating independence in autistic children. The objectives of this research are to investigate the requirement of using audio visual for occupational treatment of autistic children, to identify suitable development modul for autism, to design and develop asistive Audio Visual learning tools for occupational therapies of autism treatment and to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning tools and dependency level of the autistic children in doing daily tasks. The study incorporates music, multisensory stimulation and video usage in developing the assistive learning tools. Music is included in animation as a part of the treatment. Animation is a technique that can visualize characters or movement as same as in the real live. Music is taken from the existing music and often heard by the children so that they are not surprised or feel weird when listening to the new music. The design and methodology used in this research is the Participatory design which is related and suitable to the prosess of developing the assistive tools for the autistic children. Participatory design is an approach to design the tools by actively involving all stakeholders in the design process in order to ensure the product designed meets their needs and is usable. It focuses on the repeated patterns of the behavior until it happens instantaneously. Ten autistic children for private and public schools in Melaka are taken part in this study. The kids were called one by one in a room. For each prototype, the kids were shown the tools repeatedly. The reaction and responses the kids listed and recorded. Every two weeks, the kids tested without using the tool to see whether ro not they can remember or not the step. The whole testing period took about two month. The data collected include the responses and dependency of autistic children prior and after using this audio visual tool. The result shown that audio visual tools can help autistic children on their remembering the steps for doing self-care tasks, when the tools were played repeatedly. It can be seen that the independency of the autistic children were gradually increased. Additionally, the application can be a learning tool that can be used by the teachers and the parents for teaching the autistic children. It is hoped that this research can contribute and usefull for training self care skills to teacher, parents and also autistic children.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Interactive multimedia, Children, Interactive multimedia, Computer-assisted education
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Library > Tesis > FTMK
Depositing User: Noor Rahman Jamiah Jalil
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 00:18
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022 09:35
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/14635
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