Enhancing social communication in high-functioning children with autism through a co-located interface

Nirit Bauminger, Eynat Gal, Patrice L. Weiss, Rachel Yifat, Judi Kupersmitt, Dina Goren-Bar, Fabio Pianesi, Oliviero Stock, Massimo Zancanaro

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    Abstract

    In this paper we describe a pilot study for an intervention aimed at enhancing social skills in high functioning children with autism. We found initial evidences that the use of a, social interaction and may lessen the repetitive behaviors typical of autism. These positive effects also appear to be transferred to other tasks following the intervention. We hypothesize that the effect is due to some unique characteristics of the interfaces used, in particular enforcing some tasks to be done together through the use of multiple-user GUI actions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2007 IEEE 9Th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2007 - Proceedings
    Pages18-21
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2007
    Event2007 IEEE 9Th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2007 - Chania, Crete, Greece
    Duration: 1 Oct 20073 Oct 2007

    Publication series

    Name2007 IEEE 9Th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2007 - Proceedings

    Conference

    Conference2007 IEEE 9Th International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 2007
    Country/TerritoryGreece
    CityChania, Crete
    Period1/10/073/10/07

    Keywords

    • Autism
    • Computer assisted instruction
    • Multiple-user GUI
    • Social interaction

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