Write 19 pages thesis on the topic curriculum delivery through edutainment. Besides that, a special focus will be dedicated to how special needs education and curriculum delivery have changed and the use of ICT, particularly the Tablet (iPad) applications, their benefits and drawbacks of using apps in the classroom.
Autism is a multifarious neurological developmental disability that often manifests within the first three years of an individual’s life. autistic cases have limited social interaction, difficulty in communication, both spoken and unspoken, and may also present with restricted or repetitive tendencies. Autism impairs the brain function of information processing by prompting alterations in the manner in which cells and their synapses connect and organize in a way that is yet so clear and it is one of the three known critical autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (Church, 2010). Even though autism is strongly associated with genetics, there is little knowledge of the complex genetic basis of this disorder since it is not clear whether it is the unusual arrangements of usual genetic variants or the uncommon mutations that explain ASD. While factors that result in birth defects have been associated with autism in rare cases, there is no consensus on the link between autism and environmental factors such as heavy metals, pesticides as well as childhood vaccines (Zwaigenbaum, 2009). Genomic studies have recently propounded that individuals with ASD may be sharing genetic features with people that have bipolar disorder, clinical depression, schizophrenia, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ASHD), and there is an increased risk of autism with an increase in both maternal and paternal age (Durkin et al., 2008). Autistic children, due to poor social and communication skills, are more likely to stick to doing a set of repetitive behaviors and may not be willing to change any aspect of their daily activities. since ASD is a broad spectrum disorder, individual cases of autism are more likely to present with completely different symptoms.