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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Assistive Learning, Awareness, And Emergency Response System For Children With Autism, Parents, And Caregivers

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Solomon Amenyo, Thomas Henaku, Augustus Buckman, Alice Amoako



Assistive, Autism, Learning, Awareness, Children, Emergency, Disorder



The current study aimed to develop Assistive Learning, Awareness, and Emergency Response System (ALAERS) for Children with Autism, Parents, and Caregivers. Action research and participatory design methodologies were implemented with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) along with the participation of their parents, teachers, caregivers, and field experts. The participatory design process involved three workshops with specialized units working with Autistic children, through which sensory exploration and idea generation for the design of the system and its elements were facilitated. Knowledge elicitation workshops with practitioners informed the design of the learning activities and the implementation of the user model. The system was perceived as entertaining, reader-friendly, memorable and engaging. The interactive nature of the assistive learning module was particularly helpful in raising satisfaction as they provided children with the opportunity to make their own learning decisions.



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