RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT USING WEB TECHNOLOGIES - An Application to Communicative Competence Promotion of Children with ASD

Margarida Lucas da Silva, Hugo Plácido da Silva, Carla Simões, Fernanda Botelho, Tiago Guerreiro

Abstract

This paper describes a framework, devised for rapid application development, and rapid application customization of standalone multimedia and rich content software, targeted at students with special needs. We present a proof-of-concept software application for promotion and training of social communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. Web technologies and related standards are used as a way of easily involving tutors, professionals in the field, and end users themselves in the software development and customization process with minimal training and support.

References

  1. Barrett, D., 2008. Mediawiki (Wikipedia and Beyond), O'Reilly Media.
  2. Bondy A., Frost L., 1994. The Picture Exchange Communication System. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 9, No. 3, 1-19.
  3. Boujarwah, F., Hong, H., Isbell, J., Arriaga, R., Abowd, G., 2010. Training Social Problem Solving Skills in Adolescents with High-Functioning Autism. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare.
  4. Emiliani, P., Burzagli. L., Como, A., Gabbanini, F., Salminen, A., 2009. Assistive Technology from Adapted Equipment to Inclusive Environments. AAATE 2009, Volume 25 Assistive Technology Research Series, IOS Press.
  5. Haase, C., Guy, R., 2007. Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications, Addison Wesley.
  6. Helal, A., Mokhtari, M., Abdulrazak, B.. 2008. The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability and Independence, Wiley.
  7. Martin, J., 1991. Rapid Application Development, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.
  8. People CD, 2008. Zac Browser, The First Internet Browser Developed Specifically for Children Living with Variants of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Cited in 2010/07/01: http://www.zacbrowser.com/.
  9. Putman, C., Chong, L., 2008. Software and Technologies Designed for People with Autism: What do Users Want?. In Proceedings of ASSETS 2008.
  10. Sensory Software, 2010. The Grid 2, an all-in-one package for communication and access. Cited in 2010/07/01: http://www.sensorysoftware.com/thegrid2.html.
  11. UNESCO, 1994. The Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education, UNESCO (ED-94/WS/18).
  12. Unger, R., Chandler, C., 2009. A Project Guide to UX Design: For user experience designers in the field or in the making, New Riders Press.
Download


Paper Citation


in Harvard Style

Lucas da Silva M., da Silva H., Simões C., Botelho F. and Guerreiro T. (2011). RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT USING WEB TECHNOLOGIES - An Application to Communicative Competence Promotion of Children with ASD . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 583-586. DOI: 10.5220/0003169105830586


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf11,
author={Margarida Lucas da Silva and Hugo Plácido da Silva and Carla Simões and Fernanda Botelho and Tiago Guerreiro},
title={RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT USING WEB TECHNOLOGIES - An Application to Communicative Competence Promotion of Children with ASD},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={583-586},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003169105830586},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT USING WEB TECHNOLOGIES - An Application to Communicative Competence Promotion of Children with ASD
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Lucas da Silva M.
AU - da Silva H.
AU - Simões C.
AU - Botelho F.
AU - Guerreiro T.
PY - 2011
SP - 583
EP - 586
DO - 10.5220/0003169105830586