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Presentation 2009-01-24 11:45
New learning environment for enhancing special needs education using personal robots -- What we have found from our two-year experience in a classroom for children with intellectual disability and autism --
Tetsuya Munekata (the National Inst of Special Needs Education), Yoshihiro Fujita, Toshihiro Nishizawa (NEC Co.) ET2008-79
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(in English) The authors conducted experimental classroom teaching for two years. The classroom utilized with a personal robot and the Internet. Three children with autism and a child with Down's Syndrome were participated in this project. We found that the length of a story produced by children was continuously increased and the participants became to use particle rich stories. We also found in teachers’ check lists of behaviors of the children that degrees of their behavior problems were decreased significantly. Although further studies are needed, the results suggested that the new learning environment would take a promising role in special needs education practice.
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(in English) Personal Robots / Special Needs Education / Learning Environment / Intellectual Disability / Autism / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 108, no. 406, ET2008-79, pp. 31-36, Jan. 2009.
Paper # ET2008-79 
Date of Issue 2009-01-17 (ET) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2009-01-24 - 2009-01-24 
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Conference Code 2009-01-ET 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) New learning environment for enhancing special needs education using personal robots 
Sub Title (in English) What we have found from our two-year experience in a classroom for children with intellectual disability and autism 
Keyword(1) Personal Robots  
Keyword(2) Special Needs Education  
Keyword(3) Learning Environment  
Keyword(4) Intellectual Disability  
Keyword(5) Autism  
1st Author's Name Tetsuya Munekata  
1st Author's Affiliation the National Institute of Special Needs Education (the National Inst of Special Needs Education)
2nd Author's Name Yoshihiro Fujita  
2nd Author's Affiliation NEC Corporation (NEC Co.)
3rd Author's Name Toshihiro Nishizawa  
3rd Author's Affiliation NEC Corporation (NEC Co.)
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Date Time 2009-01-24 11:45:00 
Presentation Time 20 minutes 
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Paper # ET2008-79 
Volume (vol) vol.108 
Number (no) no.406 
Page pp.31-36 
Date of Issue 2009-01-17 (ET) 

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