Enhancing social communication through story-telling among high-functioning children with Autism

E. Gal, D. Goren-Bar, E. Gazit, N. Bauminger, A. Cappelletti, F. Pianesi, O. Stock, M. Zancanaro, P. L. Weiss

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    Abstract

    We describe a first prototype of a system for storytelling for high functioning children with autism. The system, based on the Story-Table developed by IRST-itc, is aimed at supporting a group of children in the activity of storytelling. The system is based on a unique multi-user touchable device (the MERL Diamond Touch) designed with the purpose of enforcing collaboration between users. The instructions were simplified in order to allow children with communication disabilities to learn and operate the story table. First pilot results are very encouraging. The children were enthusiastic about communicating through the ST and appeared to be able to learn to operate it with little difficulty.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment - First International Conference, INTETAIN 2005, Proceedings
    Pages320-323
    Number of pages4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2005
    Event1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2005 - Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
    Duration: 30 Nov 20052 Dec 2005

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume3814 LNAI
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

    Conference

    Conference1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2005
    Country/TerritoryItaly
    CityMadonna di Campiglio
    Period30/11/052/12/05

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