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motivational deficits in autism

In References on June 30, 2009 at 8:10 am

Koegel & Mentis (1985) reviewed the literature of motivation in childhood autism and found out several consistent results.

 

First, children’s motivation decreased to extremely low levels when they worked on tasks that they did not complete correctly. However, when the children were prompted to keep responding until they had completed the tasks correctly, their motivation to respond to those tasks was markedly increased.  The strong benefit of computer assisted learning is that it prompts students to keep responding until they had completed the tasks correctly.

 

The low motivation demonstrated by children with autism can be increased in a setting where the control is shared by the child and clinician and where the child is given a choice regarding the selection of materials, activities, and topics.

 

à Child has a control over the computer use.

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