Participant

Participant Info

First Name*
Selda
Middle Initials
Last Name*
Ozdemir
Role in the Network*
WG-member, Management Committee Member
Picture*
Scientific Area
Special Education
Year of PhD Award
2006
Name of organisation*
Gazi University
Area of Work*
My research area is designing play based interventions for children with special needs. In our research lab at Gazi University, social and cognitive aspects of play in children with special needs are my particular interests. Development of functional play with variety of objects and symbolic play are my main study areas especially with children with autism spectrum disorders.
Expertise Contributions*
In October 2015 we began to a new national research project with children with autism spectrum disorders. Currently, as a research team from multiple disciplines including computer science and special education, we have been creating 3D and 2D animations for children with special needs. We also plan to develop Kinect play in order to increase joint attention and imitation skills of children with autism spectrum disorders. Eye tracking data is the main type of data that we gather in our intervention studies.