Comment on Technology-Based Intervention Research for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

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TitleComment on Technology-Based Intervention Research for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsMcCleery, JP
JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
Volume45
Issue12
Pagination3832-5
Date Published2015 Dec
ISSN1573-3432
KeywordsAutism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior Therapy, Behavioral Research, Computers, Humans, Translational Medical Research
Abstract

The purpose of this letter to the editor is to comment on several review papers recently published in the current Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Special Issue on Technology: Software, Robotics, and Translational Science. These reviews address a variety of aspects relating to technology-aided intervention and instruction for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Here, I comment on and evaluate the overall status of research and development in this area, including reflection on current challenges in this area in the context of previous challenges and resolutions in behavioral intervention research. From these reviews and the current evaluation, I further discuss important next steps for the field which may be critical for guiding progress toward meaningful impacts upon individuals with ASD.

DOI10.1007/s10803-015-2627-y
Alternate JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
PubMed ID26537909