Basma Aljabri

Basma Al-Jabri

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Medicine at King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, KSA
Consultant of Developmental Pediatrics, Neurometabolic and Movement Disorders, Pediatric Department, King Abdul Aziz University Hospital
Jeddah, KSA

Dr. Al-Jabri obtained her medical degree from King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She completed her Saudi Board and Arab Board of Pediatrics by 2012. She completed her fellowship training in Developmental Pediatrics at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada by 2015 and then Pediatric Neurometabolic and Movement Disorders from the same university by 2016. Currently, she is holding an assistant professor position at faculty of Medicine at King Abdul Aziz University.

 

 

Short Description of the Lecture:

1. Use of Assistive Technology to Improve Specific ASD Symptoms

Different modalities of technology have been implemented in the field of Developmental Pediatrics with different goals and outcomes for children with disabilities. In the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder, the use of assistive technology continues to grow with better outcomes.

Such technology has different implementations in all aspects of life of children with Autism including but not limited to: communication skills, motor skills, independency, social skills, academic performance and their quality of life.

The key for successful integration of such method in a child’s life requires better understanding of the child skills: strengths and weaknesses, child’s needs and awareness of the available technology.