Autism & Intellectual Disability 1

June 29, 2017

E – Education & Learning

Autism & Intellectual Disability 1

Conference Day 1: Wednesday 13th September 2017 from 11.00

Session Chair: Geraldine Leader, Lecturer in Psychology and Director of the Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research, National University of Ireland, Galway


11.00 – 11.18 – Bryan Boyle, Trinity College Dublin, ASSISTID The Application of CSCL Scripts to support Teaching and Learning for Children with Intellectual Disabilities: This paper describes the application of collaboration scripts to guide social interaction behaviours of children with intellectual disabilities.

11.18 – 11.36 – Anita Yakkundi, University College Dublin, ASSISTID User Centred Reading Intervention for Individuals with Autism and Intellectual Disability: Individuals with autism and intellectual disability (ID) have complex learning needs and often have difficulty in acquiring reading comprehension skills using conventional teaching tools.

11.36  – 11.54 – Alberto Ferreras Remesal, Instituto de Biomecanica de Valencia, Improving the Quality of Life of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities through ICTs: Removing Barriers to accessing Information and Communication Technologies (ITCs) by Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (IDPs) is crucial.

11.54 – 12.03 – Fiachra O’Brolchain, Dublin City University, ASSISTID Risks of Stigmatisation Resulting from Assistive Technologies for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

12.03 – 12.12 – Julia Louw, National University of Ireland, Galway, ASSISTID E-inclusion: Social Inclusion for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – A Participatory Design

12.12 – 12.30 – Philomena Smyth, NUI Galway / Ulster University, ASSISTID Managing Weight: What do People with an Intellectual Disability want from Mobile Technology? Obesity is a significant health challenge. People with Intellectual Disability (ID) are particularly vulnerable to developing obesity.

12.30 – 12.48 – Trish MacKeogh, Dublin Institute of Technology & Queens University Belfast, ASSISTID Assistive Technology Assessment for Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Technologies provide opportunities for greater and more flexible access but it is important to ensure the technology meets their needs.



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