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MAS.962 Autism Theory and Technology, Spring 2007

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Show simple item record Breazeal, Cynthia en_US el Kaliouby, Rana en_US Picard, Rosalind W. en_US Turkle, Sherry en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2007 en_US 2007-06
dc.identifier MAS.962-Spring2007
dc.identifier local: MAS.962
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-90f2aef2186773fef853fed4e5729972
dc.description.abstract This course will lay a foundation in autism theory and autism technology that significantly leverages and expands the Media Lab's ability to pioneer new technology. Students will not only develop new technologies, but also understand, help, and learn from people with autism, a fast-growing group that the CDC identified in the year 2005 as involving an estimated 1 in 150 school-age children ages 6-21. Students will gain an understanding of the basic challenges faced by people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, together with their families and caregivers, and an understanding of the fundamental theories that inform therapies and technologies for improving the autistic experience. The course will also explore the converging challenges and goals of autism research and the development of technologies with people sense. We will advance ways technology can be used for early detection and intervention in autism. We will enable new technologies for people diagnosed with autism to use to better communicate, and to help them achieve their desired level of independent and inter-dependent living skills. Throughout the course, we will consider ways technology can help inform autism research and improve opportunities for people diagnosed with autism. en_US
dc.language en-US en_US
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dc.subject social interaction en_US
dc.subject communication deficits en_US
dc.subject people sense en_US
dc.subject social cognition en_US
dc.subject embodied cognition en_US
dc.subject social skills intervention en_US
dc.subject asperger syndrome en_US
dc.subject autism spectrum disorder en_US
dc.subject systemizing en_US
dc.subject empathizing en_US
dc.title MAS.962 Autism Theory and Technology, Spring 2007 en_US
dc.title.alternative Autism Theory and Technology en_US

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