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Atividades de Matemática para Crianças com NEE com Comunicação Aumentativa e Alternativa PDF Versão para impressão Enviar por E-mail
Escrito por Jaime Ribeiro   
Sexta, 09 Setembro 2011 10:55

A Faculdade de Engenharia e o Instituto de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, irão acolher a seguinte Conferência 

Menina com deficiência a utilizar tecnologias de apoio

Access to Math Activities for Children with Disabilities
by Controlling Lego Robots via Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices

PROF. KIMBERLEY D. ADAMS
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta (UofA)
Alexsandar Kostov Assistive Technology Research Lab at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

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9 de Setembro, das 17.00h às 18.00h

Universidade Católica Portuguesa
Auditório A1, Piso 0,
Edificio da Faculdade de Ciências Humanas
Palma de Cima | 1649-023 Lisboa

 

 
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TEMÁTICA (RESUMO): Children who have complex communication needs often use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and strategies to address their communication requirements. If they have concurrent physical impairments, they may have difficulty accessing educational materials, especially when manipulation of items is used to enhance learning.

The study covered in this presentation consisted of three case studies with children who used their own speech generating device (SGD) to control a Lego robot to do math measurement lessons. System use was examined by measuring participant performance in math measurement lessons, describing the process of using the system, and contrasting system use with other methods of accomplishing math measurement activities.

The study informed the underlying theories driving the study: that being able to do hands-on activities in learning is beneficial, that integration of AAC and manipulation in educational activities is important, and that assistive robots can bridge the functional gap between participant abilities and activity requirements.

ORADOR: KIMBERLEY D. ADAMS

Dr. Adams holds a joint assistive technology position between the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta (UofA) where she is an Assistant Professor and the Alexsandar Kostov Assistive Technology Research Lab at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, where she does research in conjunction with the I Can Centre for Assistive Technology. Dr. Adams teaches the assistive technology content to occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology departments in the Faculty of Rehabilitation at the UofA. Dr. Adams' research interests include using assistive robots for children with physical disabilities to engage in play and learning activities, augmentative and alternative communication, human factors engineering and assistive technology design, development and evaluation.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering with a Computing Specialization in 1987, her master's degree in Electrical Engineering with a Biomedical Specialization in 1993, and her PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences in 2011 at the University of Alberta. She has been a licensed Professional Engineer in Alberta since 1989 and has been a RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America) certified Assistive Technology Practitioner since 1999. She is a past-RESNA board member and past-chair of RESNA's special interest group on internationally appropriate technology.

She has 20 years of experience in the area of assistive technology and has worked in Scotland, Australia, United States, Peru and Canada in various service delivery models serving children and adults with a range of disabilities.


 

Actualizado em Sexta, 09 Setembro 2011 11:00