Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders

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Silton, Nava R.
IGI Global, May 31, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 425 pages

The greatest advantage of modern technology is its ability to improve the lives of all. In particular, new technologies have the potential to greatly mitigate cognitive, motor, and social impairments stemming from genetic or environmental factors.

Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders raises awareness of disabled children and what can be done to help them grow and develop alongside their peers. Bringing together personal experiences with academic investigation, this book is an essential reference for doctors, pediatricians, pre- and primary school educators, and scientists working to enhance the impact assistive technologies have on the youngest members of society.



iPods and iPads as AAC Devices for Children with Developmental Disorders
Implementing iPad and Mobile Technologies for Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Using iPads and Mobile Technology for Children with Developmental Disabilities
Early Literacy and AAC for Learners with Complex Communication Needs
The Use of Mobile Technologies for Students AtRisk or Identified with Behavioral Disorders within SchoolBased Contexts
Recent Advances in Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Selecting ComputerMediated Interventions to Support the Social and Emotional Development of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Avatars Humanoids and the Changing Landscape of Assessment and Intervention for Individuals with Disabilities across the Lifespan
Assistive Technologies at the Edge of Language and Speech Science for Children with Communication Disorders
Telehealth Technology and Pediatric Feeding Disorders
Music and Developmental Disabilities
Dissemination of Assistive Technology Devices for Children with Disabilities through Realabilities
Using Technology to Support Social Competence
Compilation of References
About the Contributors

MicroswitchBased Programs MBP to Promote Communication Occupation and Leisure Skills for Children with Multiple Disabilities
Improving Students Academic Learning by Helping Them Access Text
Video Modeling for Learners with Developmental Disabilities
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Nava R. Silton, a developmental psychologist, received her B.S. from Cornell University in 2002 and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2009. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, Sesame Street Workshop, and Mediakidz. She has taught undergraduate and graduate psychology courses at Fordham University, Hunter College, Touro College and is now relishing her time at Marymount Manhattan College. She was a Postdoctoral Templeton Fellow at the Spears Research Institute from 2009-2010, and has consulted on projects conducted by the Autism Seaver Center, by Sesame Street Workshop, and Netflix. Silton’s primary research interests include determining how to: (1) Enhance typical children’s sensitivity to children with disabilities, (2) Teach social-emotional and cognitive skills to children with disabilities, and (3) Harness Assistive Technology to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities. Nava published her most recent peer-reviewed articles and texts in the area of increasing typical children’s knowledge and sensitivity towards individuals with disabilities and in evaluating Assistive Technology for individuals with disabilities. Nava published her first book: Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children with Autism in March 2014 and is now preparing her third book: Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Business, Media and the Arts (June 2016). She is currently testing her television show and graphic novel series, Realabilities in the schools. Much of her work focuses on disability awareness via programming and on promoting a stop bullying platform in the schools. Additionally, Nava is a Psychology point person for Fox 5 News and NBC News. Silton is also a weekly coach for Special Olympics Gymnastics, helps run Jewish learning and visiting the sick programs, and chairs a variety of fundraising initiatives in Manhattan. Nava is married to Dr. Ariel Brandwein, a Pediatric ICU fellow at LIJ Medical Center, and is the proud mother of two wonderful little guys, Judah and Jonah Brandwein. [Editor]

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