ICTs For Emotional and Social Skills Development for Children with ADHD And ASD Co-existence

Lizeta Bakola, Nikolaos Rizos, Athanasios Drigas

Abstract


ADHD and autism, also called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), according to the DSM-5, are both two of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood although they can continue into adolescence. ADHD is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and Autism by problems with social interactions and stereotyped (repetitive or ritualistic) behaviors. Many studies have proved that the two conditions can occur together and furthermore, that children with ADHD and or autism disorder can have or develop a co-morbid psychiatric disorder. In this paper we review research on the presentation of these two behavioral and emotional disorders as ADHD and Autism ,their common symptoms and characteristics as well as the significant and major contribution of ICT’s who shows magnificent promise to improve the quality of life for children with ADHD and ASD.

Keywords


emotional skills; social skills; Autism Spectrum Disorder; ADHD

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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