Planny is a plannig’s toolkit which helps children with autism at primary education to plan their own Design Based Learning (DBL) activity. A DBL activity can be very chaotic and unstructured. In particular, children with autism are not good in handling chaotic and unstructured situations. Planny helps to bring the structure back and supports children in working independently.
Every color on the toolkit represents a step of the process, e.g. doing research, coming up with solutions and creating a solution. For each step two different exercises are given. Together the children can decide which exercise they perform. In this way, they learn to make agreements and to plan an activity. Above all, they can create their own and unique design process.
Feb. 2016 - June 2016 | 1 student
Social relationships are of high importance in people’s life as they are fundamental in leading a normal and healthy life (Kennedy & Shukla, 1995). It is through social play that children develop social skills (Christensen, 2011). Unfortunately, children with autism have difficulty making and maintaining social relationships (American psychiatric Association, 2013). Therefore, it is important to assist children with autism while developing social relationships.
Sam & Co is designed to lower the threshold of social interaction and creates a positive association with these experiences. By the use of the different phases of social play and through a guided process by means of interactive game play, the children learn to connect with each other and collaborate in a playful and safe way. As children learn and develop differently, three levels are integrated in the game.
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