In this paper, a visualized scenario learning aid on Tablet PC is developed for children with high-functioning autism. The aid assists autistic children in learning how to use daily living equipments or daily living skills with specific scenarios. Caretakers of autistic children can directly design learning targets on the corresponding space, e.g. bathroom or kitchen. When the autistic children select a specific space, this aid shows the possible learning targets. After they click on a learning target, then the corresponding videos or pictures are given. The developed aid links the specific space and its learning objective, thereby enhancing the autistic child’s learning outcome. Furthermore, the developed aid employs a cloud server that enables caretakers to upload and share their self-produced learning scenarios with other caretakers who have similar needs. In addition, the developed aid is available to download cost-free from the iTunes App Store, and the software content is presented in Mandarin Chinese. Users of this aid do not require any cost and a specific level of English ability to use it.
Journal of Applied Science and Engineering 18(1), PP.89-95