Testimonials from professionals about ARBIT´s project

ARBIT (Augmented Reality for Body Schema Training, Pointing and Imitation in Autism), is an European project, co-funded by the European Commission. An initiative, which began to develop at the beginning of 2021 with the aim of promoting tools that facilitate the development of bodily knowledge, joint attention and imitation in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability, because these abilities are considered essential for the development of social competence, an area of great difficulty in these groups.

We have spoken to the professionals who work with people with autism in the collaborating entities on the ARBIT project, to ask them about what the psychoeducational intervention should be like to improve these skills and how they believe that digital technology and, in particular, augmented reality, can contribute to their development.

The first testimony is from Patricia Pérez Fuster, who works as a psychologist at the Adapta Foundation, where they design and implement educational interventions through the use of digital technology, such as mobile applications, virtual reality and augmented reality to improve a wide variety of skills in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

The second testimony belongs to Eva Martín, a graduate in Hearing and Language and in Early Childhood Education with a mention in Special Education. She currently works as a teacher of hearing and language and therapeutic pedagogy, at the Trébol Center and in individual support sessions of the Autismo Ávila association.