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What are the “microworlds" created on scratch by children, and does the level of instruction offered by Scratch arrest the ownership of its production.Further, I will outline scratch’s emphasis of getting students to control their learning, design and create real objects with minimum instruction is a deeply engaging form. Introduction Scratch is developed as a project by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media LabAbstract led by Mitchel Resnick. It first appeared in 2002 as a beta phase and was officially launched in 2005. Since its launch scratch has more than 14 million registered users, created and shared 17 million projects and created an impact around the globe. Users of scratch are not limited by demographics, the early starter range from the age of 8 years and up, its impact on learning has not gone unnoticed by parents and educators either.
Practitioner research question: Can I improve communication skills, engagement and participation for pupils who have Autism by implementing the key principles of Attention Autism programme across the curriculum in a Key stage 1 classroom? The purpose of this practitioner research study is to explore how I could improve the pupil’s communication skills by embedding the key principles Attention Autism programme and strategies in my teaching of the curriculum to my class which is a Key stage 1 class with children with who have an ASD. The research was carried out within the school day in a classroom, which is part of a school for children with ASD and for children who have a learning disability. The author who is also the practitioner, used
Instead, we have learned that environmental factors, as well as genetic and biological factors may be linked to a cause of ASD. Environmental factors beginning from prenatal development can be linked to the contribution of autism. For instance, taking antidepressants during pregnancy and not getting enough folic acid. Other risk factors include having a sibling diagnosed with ASD and having older parents. Genetics is another risk factor, “about 20% of children with ASD also have certain genetic conditions.
Hello Dr. Sweetman, Amy and Fadia, welcome to my poster presentation. Dr. Clark (2010) once said, “The power of one practitioner’s expertise is converted into fuel for effective consumer advocacy in the future”. I am going to demonstrate this power, which is essential to fulfill American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) Centennial Vision. My project is a program proposal. The purpose of this project is to provide training for elementary school teachers on the topic of teaching kindergarten to 2rd grade students with handwriting difficulties or any student at risk of difficulty with handwriting.