Multisensory Game Educational Game SEN / Special Educational Needs ASD / Autistic Spectrum Disorder Visual Immediacy Emotional Alphabet Tender Suggestion
Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Association for the Development of the Information Society
Proceedings of the National Conference on "Education and Research in the Information Society", Plovdiv, June, 2017, 089p-096p
Conference presentation: https://youtu.be/Xt91gRukjNY. The paper presents a pilot project developed in 2016 by lecturers and students from the Digital Humanities program at New Bulgarian University. The project focuses on the design of a practically oriented technological solution for introducing 6-7 years old participants with Autism Spectrum Disorders to the emotional alphabet. We present a multisensory educational game as a didactic solution which helps ASD kids to build a bridge between specific details of each universal emotion and its symbolic value as a whole. The game is designed to detect three of the seven universal emotions (based on Paul Ekman’s theory) and derives from Violeta Boyanova’s long-term therapy experience with PECS pedagogy. Lozanov’s TENDER SUGGESTION also plays a crucial role in the introduction of musical background (Vivaldi) for the game.
Report published in the Proceedings of the
National Conference on "Education and Research in the Information
Society", Plovdiv, June, 2017