Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Information Literacy for Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Following the lecture from Alistair Allan about the secrets of Google, I decided to experiment a little when looking for an article to read about information literacy that was in my own language. This was the first article I came across in my first search of Google Scholar, and although it was not the only article I found, it was very interesting.

The article described Bilal's research into the specific needs of autistic children, specifically in relation to their digital information literacy. Her research was carried out through interviews with the parents and carers of autistic children, and (although on a small scale) creates an interesting starting point for further exploration.

Bilal, D. (2010). "The Mediated Information Needs of Children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)". Towards Accessible Search Systems: Workshop of the 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, pp. 42-49. Geneva: SIGIR, [Accessed 12/10/2011]

http://personal.cis.strath.ac.uk/~ir/accessiblesearch/final_proceedings.pdf#page=46

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