This is an archived course. A more recent version may be available at ocw.mit.edu.

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SESĀ # TOPICS
1 Introduction to autism and technology autism
2 Social interaction deficits and technologies
3

Communication deficits, technology for facilitating people sense

Guest lecturer: John Lester, Community and Education Manager, Linden Lab

4

Stress in social interaction, technology for monitoring/regulating

Guest lecturer: Matthew Goodwin, Groden Center, Providence, RI

5 Developmental and intervention theories and technologies for early diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment
6 Project planning
7

Autistic neural information processing, from attention to social cognition

Guest lecturer: Matthew Belmonte, Cornell University

8 Embodied cognition and imitation/mirroring, relevance to development
9

Current trends in social skills intervention for higher functioning adolescents on the autism spectrum

Guest lecturer: Matt Lerner, Spotlight Program

10 Autism in context: The 1950s/1960s
11

Autism in context: Current views of referencing and accommodating autism

Guest lecturer: Estee Klar-Wolfond, Autism Acceptance Project

12 Final project presentations and demonstrations