Assistive Technology as a Vocational Support for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This master's thesis from the Dominican University of California studies Video-Based Instruction (VBI) as assistive technology (AT) to support individuals with autism who are learning about completing tasks for work. Individuals with ASD tend to struggle with communication and social skills, but studies have shown evidence of better understanding of and retention of tasks through the use of VBIs. In this study, VBI was measured against written instructions for completing tasks. Individuals with ASD face challenges, including underemployment and limited vocational resources, and here the benefits of this technology and employment among those with disabilities were explored, with the hope that the findings of this study may help to improve conditions of persons with disabilities in the workplace.

Citation:

Chaffee, Erin; Ho, Tina; and Ng, Kevin, "Pilot Study: Assistive Technology as a Vocational Support for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder" (2018). Master's Theses and Capstone Projects. 288.

http://scholar.dominican.edu/masters-theses/288