The contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to the improvement of the adaptive skills and the social inclusion of students with intellectual disability

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i4.13046

Keywords:

ICTs; Intellectual disability; Inclusion; Video prompting (VP); Video modelling (VM); Computer-based instruction (CBI); Computer-based video instruction (CBVI); iPad.

Abstract

The contribution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the improvement of daily living skills of students with intellectual disability is a topic that has been of great concern to scientists in recent years. In the present systematic review, there has been an attempt to explore the potential of new technologies for the education, the improvement of the adaptive skills and the academic and social inclusion of students with intellectual disability, since they comprise a large part of the population with special educational needs. The review includes research of the last seventeen years on daily living skills, literacy, learning geometric concepts and shapes, focused attention, gross and fine motor skills, and visual-motor coordination. We consider that learning is facilitated with the use of ICTs, as students with intellectual disability are enabled to have equal access to innovative programs, curricula and classroom participation. Moreover, the training and education programs provided through ICTs seem to have a substantial and permanent impact on the quality of their lives, finally aiming at their social and vocational inclusion.

Author Biographies

Arhondoula Alexopoulou, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

Arhondoula Alexopoulou MSc, currently does research in Human-computer Interaction and Special Education at the Mind & Brain R&D of Net Media Lab, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, N.C.S.R. Demokritos. ORCHID id: 0000-0002-2500-8709.   Email: dollyalexopoulou@gmail.com

Alexandra Batsou, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

Alexandra Batsou MSc currently does research at the Mind & Brain R&D of Net Media Lab, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, N.C.S.R. Demokritos.

Athanasios Drigas, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"

Dr. Athanasios Drigas is a Senior Researcher & Scientific Coordinator of Net Media Lab at National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos, Athens, Agia Paraskevi, Greece.

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11/04/2021

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ALEXOPOULOU, A.; BATSOU, A.; DRIGAS, A. The contribution of Information and Communication Technologies to the improvement of the adaptive skills and the social inclusion of students with intellectual disability. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e47010413046, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.13046. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/13046. Acesso em: 8 may. 2021.

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