Authors: Vicki Jones, Jun Jo and Diana Hunt, QLD
Event: 2008 TheMHS Conference
Subject: children, youth, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND COMPUTERS, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: For a young person with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) school can be a daunting experience. The symptoms of OCD can be hidden for a short time, making it appear less intrusive at school than at home. However, although the child may appear outwardly calm, they may be feeling very anxious and distressed. In this paper we look at how new technology can be applied in the school setting to help a child with OCD and make their classroom experience more productive and pleasant. This includes the use of handheld devices and Ubiquitous Agents (UAs) in the classroom. As technology advances, educational handheld devices are becoming more common and more accepted for everyday use. In this paper, we look at how this new technology can provide personalised assistance for a child with OCD, through anytime/anyplace flexibility, giving the child more control over their OCD when and where they need it.