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The use of computers to support learning in children with emotional and behavioural difficulties

Jones, Ann (1996). The use of computers to support learning in children with emotional and behavioural difficulties. Computers and Education, 26(1-3) pp. 81–90.

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When a child displays emotional and behavioural difficulties at school, there is a very real danger that such problems may hinder the teacher's attempts to teach and block the child's receptiveness to learning, Children with socio-emotional difficulties which may result, for example, from abuse, can find it hard to focus on a task and may have poor social skills and few friends. Such children will often need help with such problems and in particular to express and deal with the negative feelings that they have. One challenge then for those teaching such children is to find ways of supporting their needs in these areas. The paper argues that computers may be helpful in providing such support for the following reasons: first that computers are motivating; second that they can play a role in the development of personal relationship and social skills; and third, that they can also be used more directly for communication and expression, particularly in role play.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1996 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 0360-1315
Keywords: emotional and behavioural difficulties; computers; self-expression; communication; children
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 38072
Depositing User: Ann Jones
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 13:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 09:56
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