Olga Escandell

Olga Escandell
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Department of Psychology and Sociology

Phd Psychology

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La programación y la robótica son algunas de las disciplinas que han invadido las aulas con el objetivo de desarrollar una de las competencias consideradas de mayor relevancia en la educación de hoy día: el Pensamiento Computacional. El Pensamiento Computacional ayuda a estructurar la mente, aportando las herramientas necesarias para resolver probl...
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Resumen:La formación del profesorado se convierte en un tema de suma importancia cuando hablamos de la sociedad de la información y la comunicación y el desarrollo de las tecnologías de la información y comunicación (TIC) que han surgido de esta sociedad. Los profesores se encuentran ante un gran reto: acercar las tecnologías a sus estudiantes y gu...
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NEW WAYS TO APPROACH THE DIAGNOSIS PROCESS OF ASDS BASED ON DSM-5Currently, it is our belief that autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a prenatal dysfunction of the Central Nervous System characterized by a series of observable symptoms the first three years of life. Psychologically speaking, the international community is in agreement...
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Uno de los logros más admirados por la sociedad de la información es la creación de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC). Son tecnologías en permanente cambio y esenciales para trabajar y vivir en esta sociedad. Aquellos que no son capaces de adaptarse a la tecnología o no tienen acceso a la misma sufren la denominada brecha di...
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La identificación de factores que están influyendo en el trastorno por déficit de atención/hiperactividad (TDAH) o en los trastornos del espectro autista (TEA) permitirá desarrollar estrategias de intervención que repercutirán en beneficio de su ajuste personal y social. Es de sobra conocido que los niños con trastornos del desarrollo presentan may...
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Introduction: The identification of factors that influence attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will allow the development of intervention strategies that will benefit the personal and social adjustment of these individuals. It is well known that children with developmental disorders have a higher risk...
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Numerous studies reveal the benefits of early intervention for the adequate development of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Most of the interventions designed for people with ASD focus exclusively on a sole methodology. This study proposes a Combined Early Intervention Program (hereafter CEIP) using different methodologies with scient...
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This study presents the results of an investigation carried out with teachers and students of adult centres of the Canary Islands, Spain. The main goal of the investigation was to determine the opinions and the formation of both teachers and students about information and communication technologies (ICT) and whether they use these technologies in t...
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One hundred and eighty-five teachers were surveyed to determine their opinion of student dropout from formal music centres in the Canary Islands. The goal of the study was to investigate the causes of dropout and strategies to prevent it. Teachers' opinions were collected by means of a questionnaire. The influence of the environment on the students...
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Numerous studies reveal the benefits of early intervention for the adequate development of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Most of the interventions designed for people with ASD focus exclusively on a sole methodology. This study proposes a Combined Early Intervention Program (hereafter CEIP) using different methodologies with scient...
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by a series of deficits in social interaction and communication and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped behavior patterns. In addition, a high percentage of ADS is associated with anxiety disorders. The goal of this study is to assess the perception of anxiety in a group of children and adolesce...
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The identification of factors that influence attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) will help to develop intervention strategies for the personal and social adjustment of these individuals. The goal of the study is to assess the perception of anxiety in a group of children and adolescents with ADHD and the anxiety that their parents believ...
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INTRODUCTION. The latest research findings show the importance of early intervention in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in all areas of development, including language. The use of augmentative and alternative communication systems (AACS) favors linguistic and communicative development. AIM. To show the effectiveness of AACS to develop...
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Currently, it is our belief that autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a prenatal dysfunction of the Central Nervous System characterized by a series of observable symptoms the first three years of life. Psychologically speaking, the international community is in agreement regarding the fact that autism is understood as a disorder of in...
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One of the most admired achievements in the society of information is the creation of information and communication technology (ICT), constantly changing technologies essential to work and live in the current society. Those who are not able to keep up with technology or who do not have access to it suffer the so called digital divide. The digital d...
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Aims To make an initial estimate of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) among children in the province of Las Palmas (Spain). Material and methods Descriptive study was conducted on 1,796 children between the ages of 18 and 30 months of age, all part of the Child Health Surveillance of the Canary Islands, more specifically the provi...
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Introduction:. We analyze the results of M-CHAT/ES in 30 children, a sample obtained by population screening in the Province of Las Palmas (Canary Islands). Objective: To determine the discriminating function of M-CHAT/ES items in the differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), specific language impairment (SLI) and psychomotor retar...
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Aims: To make an initial estimate of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) among children in the province of Las Palmas (Spain). Material and methods: Descriptive study was conducted on 1,796 children between the ages of 18 and 30 months of age, all part of the Child Health Surveillance of the Canary Islands, more specifically the p...
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Antecedents. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are neurodevelopmental disorders that involve impairment of reciprocal social interaction, language and communication, symbolization and behaviour. The early detection of this cognitive impairment is essential to implement early specific intervention and promote optimal development. Method. We study the...
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Introduction. We analyze the results of M-CHAT/ES in 30 children, a sample obtained by population screening in the Province of Las Palmas (Canary Islands). Objective/Aim. To determine the discriminating function of M-CHAT/ES items in the differential diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), specific language impairment (SLI) and psychomotor r...
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Background: The importance of early detection in order to improve the prognosis of children with developmental disorders, especially autism spectrum disorders (ASD), has been widely proven, clearly followed by the corresponding intervention. The aim of this work is to define the age at which the first signs of an autism spectrum disorder show up, t...
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Background: The importance of early detection in order to improve the prognosis of children with developmental disorders, especially autism spectrum disorders (ASD), has been widely proven, clearly followed by the corresponding intervention. The aim of this work is to define the age at which the first signs of an autism spectrum disorder show up, t...
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In this article we focus our attention on the prevalence of autism as it is important to know how many people may be affected in order to provide them with the most appropriate services and to meet their needs from the outset. In recent years there have been plenty of studies providing data about people affected by autism in different parts of the...
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This article focuses on the epidemiology of ASDs, looking for reasons to explain the increase in cases of autism around the world and the consequences of such increase in how the disorder is perceived and how it is dealt with by all social agents. We consider significant the recent findings made by Fombonne (2009) which put the increased prevalenc...
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Se presenta la experiencia de colaboración entre la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y la Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles, en el marco del convenio suscrito en 1999. Se describen los cursos de formación y sensibilización sobre discapacidad visual, y se refieren los resultados positivos de la evaluación de satisfacción de los part...
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El denominado proceso de Bolonia implica una reconceptualización, no sólo teórica sino también práctica, de la profesión docente, de la cultura del profesorado universitario, de sus competencias y su saber hacer. Su actuación profesional ha de ajustarse a unas exigencias de calidad que demandan un fuerte compromiso personal y laboral que pasa, sin...
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La violencia en la sociedad y, en consecuencia, la indisciplina en las aulas se ha convertido en una preocupación para muchos docentes de nuestro país, para las familias que soportan a niños y jóvenes con alto grado de conflictividad, así como para el propio alumnado y la administración educativa. La conflictividad escolar es actualidad en muchos c...
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Las Tecnologías de la Información están modificando la sociedad a ritmo acelerado. Las universidades están también incorporándolas en alguno de sus programas. Se analiza el cambio que producen en la docencia, así como las razones de su uso. Se consideran dos modalidades de aplicación: a) Simple refuerzo del actual modelo y b) El nuevo modelo de “ap...
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RESUMEN La presente investigación incorpora un trabajo empírico en orden a estudiar un aspecto particular de la interacción entre el hombre/medio y, específicamente, un medio construido concreto: el Centro Superior de Formación del Profesorado de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Este estudio pretende describir la percepción del ambient...
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En: Eufonía : didáctica de la música Barcelona 2004, n. 31, abril ; p. 74-94 Se desarrolla el estudio empírico realizado en el Conservatorio Superior de Música de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (CSMLPGC), que pretende determinar las causas de la deserción académica de los estudiantes de música y las estrategias que pueden evitarla, para así reducir y p...

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