The effect of educational computer games on learning of mathematics concepts among students with autism spectrum disorder

Moradi, Rahim (2017) The effect of educational computer games on learning of mathematics concepts among students with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 19 (2). pp. 90-95.

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Abstract

Introduction: Despite technological capacity and its positive effects on the quantity and quality of teaching and learning, training students in the field of special educational needs unfortunately, far transformations has occurred and requires serious attention in this field. The aim of this study the impact of computer games on learning mathematics concepts among students withautism spectrum disorder. Materials and Methods: This clinical trial was conducted in 2013-14. Participants consisted of 30 students with autism spectrum disorders in Tehran who were randomly divided into two groups: experimental and control. Pre-test learning in both experimental and control groups were conducted by the researcher. In the experimental group, teacher educated mathematics concepts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) completely then the computer games provided as a complement to concepts being taught. The descriptive and analytical statistics (covariance analysis) used for data analysis.  Results: The results showed that the significant difference in the mathematics learning in experimental group compared to the control group (P�0.001). Conclusion: It seems that computer games can be used in mathematics learning among students with autism spectrum disorder and it is suggested that modern educational technologies especially computer games use in teaching of mathematical concepts in addition to traditional methods.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 14:31
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 18:34
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1360

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