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Brazilian child creates autistic child literacy application

Brazilian child creates autistic child literacy application

Diagnosis of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder TEA) does not always happen early. Depending on the level, it can be confused with shyness or a simple difficulty of social interaction. When family members and doctors discover that a child has autism before the literacy period, they can help make this process more suitable for the development of the child. To that end, a Brazilian woman created an application to help children with TEA write and read.

He was christened Brainy Mouse, or "Smart Mouse," in a free translation, and is available for devices with Android or iOS. In the game, the child has to help a mouse to form words as if it were a recipe, where the ingredients are the syllables. While doing this, they should also escape the cook.

The game works literacy in a playful way. In addition, it stimulates empathy as it inserts the notions of empathy and collaboration, since the mouse and the child playing are allies. At the end of each stage, the player gains one to three stars, according to their performance.

The application was created by the Brazilian Ana Sarrizo, in a research that lasted four years at Babson College, in the United States.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that usually appears in the first three years of a child's life and compromises communication skills and social interaction. It is divided into three types: Asperger's Syndrome, Autistic Disorder or Classical Autism and Invasive Developmental Disorders, which may have three levels.

The causes of autism are still unknown, but research in the area is increasingly intense.


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