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Angela okugo

notre dame academy GeorgiaClass of 2023duluth, ga


Hello my name is Angela Okugo and my Polygence project is on technology for neuro-developemental disorders. I chose this project because of the lack of awareness on assistive tech treatment on mental and cognitive disorders. After this project, I wish to study neuroscience and chemical engineering in college. I hope to use my major to begin in-depth projects in this field over the years to come.

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Assistive Technology for Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Review of Literature

Started Apr. 12, 2022

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Use of technologies in our current time is extremely widespread from our social media to portable devices but there is less focus on how this technology functions in the lives of individuals with neuro disorders. With the rise in trends for inclusivity for all, it would be worthy to investigate how technology bridges the learning and living gaps between people with and without these disabilities. The aim of this paper is to explore how these groups of people –specifically those with autism, adhd and rett’s—interact with technology, and more importantly, treatments regarding their day to day living from speech to social skills, emotions, motor therapy and more.  The method used in this literature study is through search for articles on platforms including ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Scopus, PubMed and ScienceDirect. The keywords we used were "autism", "robot",  "rett’s", "adhd",   "augmentative","alternative", "communication"  "virtual", "video", "reality",   "robotics", "asd" and we  specifically combined "autism" AND "robot", "autism” AND "robotics", "virtual” AND "reality", "asd" "robot", "augmentative", AND "alternative", AND "communication" ,"asd" AND "robotics." Most studies included were conducted between the years 2008-2021, as most research papers on this subject have been published in the last decade.