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Software with graphics animation literacy helps autistic children

Method creates and organizes a schedule with all daily activities of the child, the most basic, such as time to shower

 
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Project developed by the Federal University of Amazonas (Ufam) opens new perspectives for school inclusion of the autistic child. It is the creation of a character vitual, a turtle speaker who gives tips Portuguese, assisting in literacy. Lina is the character name of the software being developed.

Created by student Alice Neves, the method used was TEACCH acronym that means Treatment and Education of Autistic Children and Related Communication Handicapped method creates and organizes a schedule with all daily activities of the child, the most basic, as Time to shower until the Portuguese classes for literacy.

Completion is scheduled for May 2013 and will take three more months of testing with children for check acceptance. Only after this step, the software will undergo adjustments so that it can be accessed on desktop and tablet.

After being exposed on 4th International Conference on Design Research, in Rio de Janeiro, the Educa Lina, a name which the project takes, had great demand from parents and therapists, who led the charge to enroll in the project Assistive Technology Program (Better / Pro-watch).

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   Palavras-chave:   Autism    Children    Literacy    Software    Disabled    Virtual character   
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