Education Professor Published in the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Journal
Hui Fang Huang “Angie” Su, Ed.D., Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, co-published a study which was part of the funded project entitled, “Systemic interventions of Project MIND (Math Is Not Difficult) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.” It was generously funded by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
This study aimed to provide a practical, systematic, and comprehensive intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and found that the systemic interventions of Project MIND significantly improved the mathematical and cognitive abilities in children with autism. The results of this study may lead to a major change in effective and adequate health care services for children with ASD and their families. Dr. Su created Project MIND – Math Is Not Difficult in 1988. The unique program utilizes innovative strategies and instructional models designed to get all students, including children with special needs, along with teachers of all abilities and grade levels excited about mathematics through games, stories, poems, songs, art, puzzles, mental math activities, and competitions for all children.
Dr. Su published the study with Dr. Leanne Lai, Professor of Biostatistics and Research Design at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, Dr. Pei-Fen Li, Assistant Professor at NSU’s Department of Family Therapy, Dr. Mei-Hwei Ho, Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at National University of Tainan, and Mrs. Yu-Wen Chiu, who serves as a clinical psychologist and teaching assistant at the Department of Psychiatry, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan specializing in children and adolescent mental illness consultation.
The paper can be found in the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Journal [Educational and Pedagogical Sciences] Online ISSN: 1307-6892. You may access the article at https://publications.waset.org/educational-and-pedagogical-sciences.