Week5 Journal

Zihan Mo - Sun 5 April 2020, 1:02 pm

Research on domain

Children with autism

Special case: Interaction in children with autism

HCI for Children with Disabilities

This book provided a set of methodologies, architectural models, examples of interaction with children with disabilities, case studies, and usability considerations in the context of disability that focuses on providing the reader with the elements required to build human–computer interaction systems thinking in children.

Research on learning method

Multisensory instruction

Multisensory instruction is a way of teaching that engages more than one sense at a time. User for problems like: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ADHD

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Strategies

UDL is a type of teaching that gives all students flexible ways to learn and succeed. UDL strategies allow kids to access materials, engage with them and show what they know in different ways.

Meaningful play

  1. Gives the child a choice about what he or she wants to do
  2. Feels fun and enjoyable for the child
  3. Evolves spontaneously, rather than giving kids a script to follow
  4. Is driven by intrinsic motivation about what the child wants to do
  5. Creates a risk-free environment where kids can experiment and try new ideas.

Good-quality apps or games for preschoolers

  1. encourage creativity
  2. encourage problem-solving
  3. develop communication skills
  4. develop social skills
  5. build on interests
  6. have positive messages about relationships, family and life

10 Fun Activities to Do with Your 3-5 Years Old

  1. Trace letters together
  2. Do puzzles
  3. Throwing games
  4. Matching shapes
  5. Play bingo
  6. Create a tin can phone
  7. Do a color scavenger hunt
  8. Try an information game
  9. Play with sensory toys
  10. Notice the seasons