Presenter Information

Oliech Cliff, Department of Counselling, Psychology and Special Education

Oshokoya Olajumoke, Department of Counselling, Psychology and Special Education

Abstract

Preparing individuals with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities for work is an accountability issue established through Indicators 13 and 14 of the State's Performance Plan in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) (IDEA, 2004). Unfortunately, transitioning into jobs for individuals with Autism (ASD) or intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has not been very successful to date because of the need for growth in their soft skills acquisition and use. The purpose of this systematic literature review was to establish the types of video technology (VT) used in teaching soft skills that may enhance employment opportunities for individuals with ASD and IDD. Also, to determine what soft skills researchers have targeted using the available VT interventions. This review established that the use of VT is ubiquitous. Soft skills are also commonly targeted using VT. Overall, VT's use to teach soft skills for employment is promising, as reported in this study.

School

School of Education

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Dr. Bridget Green

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Paper

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Use of Video Technology to Support Soft Skills Acquisition for Enhancing Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Autism, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Preparing individuals with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities for work is an accountability issue established through Indicators 13 and 14 of the State's Performance Plan in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004) (IDEA, 2004). Unfortunately, transitioning into jobs for individuals with Autism (ASD) or intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) has not been very successful to date because of the need for growth in their soft skills acquisition and use. The purpose of this systematic literature review was to establish the types of video technology (VT) used in teaching soft skills that may enhance employment opportunities for individuals with ASD and IDD. Also, to determine what soft skills researchers have targeted using the available VT interventions. This review established that the use of VT is ubiquitous. Soft skills are also commonly targeted using VT. Overall, VT's use to teach soft skills for employment is promising, as reported in this study.