Using Technology to Support Social Communication, 8 March, 2017 (Wednesday)

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Scholar from the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine gives lecture at the EDUC on “Using Technology to Support Social Communication”

The Department of Education Studies co-organized a lecture with The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning, USA, on 8th March, 2017 with Dr. Joshua Feder, Associate Clinical Professor at University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, and a Senior Expert with the Early Years. His lecture entitled “Using Technology to Support Social Communication” attracted a crowd of university students, staff and members of the pubic.

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Dr. Feder reported on the many ways that we can use technology to support the development of social communication in people with developmental challenges. The lecture included the most recently evidenced general models for supporting social communication and then about several kinds of technology assisted approaches that can utilize these models, including the use of well designed video games, online training and support for parents and professionals, use of an app to allow efficient use of video coding and feedback in typical life settings (instead of laboratory settings), as well as other technologies such as augmented reality approaches.

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Dr. Joshua Feder is a child and family psychiatrist with a clinical practice in Solana Beach, California. As an Associate Clinical Professor at University of California at San Diego School of Medicine, and a Senior Expert with the Early Years, Dr. Feder conducts research and trains clinicians to promote regulation, social communication, and learning and he is engaged in peace building through support to early childhood development in conflict regions. Dr Feder is also an Adjunct Professor at Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Feder advocates nationally and internationally on issues related to peace building, informed consent, and Evidence Based Practices, and he serves as Medical Director at SymPlay, developing interactive technology and distance learning systems to support relationship-based interventions.

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