The effect of video learning on socialization and physical literacy in individuals with autism spectrum disorder

There are thousands of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Canada. Many are isolated socially, and
their health is compromised because they are not physically active. New innovative approaches are being investigated that can lead to more effective strategies to enhance the quality of life for people with ASD and their families. Specific technologies such as video modeling (VM) and video self-modeling, peer learning, speech-generating devices, virtual reality, and exergaming have been investigated to determine their effectiveness as breakthrough strategies for promoting social, functional, and behavioral improvements in individuals with ASD. In this project, we aim to improve Physical Literacy (PL) which is a holistic term covering motor, cognitive, behavioral and affective domains. To do this, we will develop and test a new tool using VM and peer-learning strategy to help individuals with ASD more physically and socially active.

Homa Rafiei Milajerdi
Faculty Supervisor: 
Larry Katz
Partner University: