Brie Everard: Public Lecture & Dissertation Defense
2400 3rd Ave #200
Seattle, WA 98121
This event is open to the public.
The Way We Say Sorry
People living with Autism struggle with social interaction, social play, and communication. Over the last decade technology interventions have been used as a way of teaching social skills to children with Autism. This research looks at the development of Autism, Theory of Mind, and technology based interventions, and uses it to create a technology based intervention called, The Way We Say Sorry. This intervention was created to help children with autism better understand the way “sorry” is used in the English language. Individuals with Autism frequently experience difficulty appropriately recognizing and responding to nonverbal cues and communication. The Way We Say Sorry uses varying examples of facial expressions, gesture, and speech tone to increase awareness of how the word “sorry” is used in the English language. The researcher also created a possible research guide to test the validity of the game. The electronic version of this dissertation is at Ohiolink ETD center, www.ohiolink.edu/etd.
Dissertation Committee Members
Alex Suarez, PhD – Committee Chair
Bill Heusler, PsyD
Ilene Schwartz, PhD