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Sparking social initiation behaviors in children with Autism through full-body Interaction

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dc.contributor.author Mora Guiard, Joan
dc.contributor.author Crowell, Ciera
dc.contributor.author Parés, Narcís, 1966-
dc.contributor.author Heaton, Pamela
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-29T08:04:26Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-29T08:04:26Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Mora-Guiard J, Crowell C, Parés N, Heaton P. Sparking social initiation behaviors in children with Autism through full-body Interaction. Int J Child Comput Interact. 2017;11:62-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcci.2016.10.006
dc.identifier.issn 2212-8689
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47996
dc.description.abstract We present the full-body interaction system Lands of Fog, a multi-user experience designed with and for children with ASD to foster social initiation and collaborative behaviors. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which negatively impacts social communication abilities, resulting in significant problems forming and maintaining relationships with peers. Research suggests the use of Information and Communication Technologies to offer structured activities where individuals with ASD will be motivated to practice and develop these social behaviors, activities which deployed in inclusive schools could also help for social inclusion. We have completed two studies where children with ASD played with neurotypical children, one in a laboratory controlled setting and one in an inclusive elementary school. Results indicate that the system was successful in fostering motivation, socialization and collaboration. Moreover, the system was positively perceived by children and school professionals.
dc.description.sponsorship The project was funded by RecerCaixa 2013. We would like to thank Hospital Sant Joan de Déu for their support. To Laia Margarit who assisted in the Barcelona trials. We would also like to thank The Elmgreen School in London for offering their school as an experimental setting. Finally, thank you to all the children and families who made our study possible.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. 2017;11:62-71
dc.rights © Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2016.10.006
dc.title Sparking social initiation behaviors in children with Autism through full-body Interaction
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2016.10.006
dc.subject.keyword Autism Spectrum Disorder
dc.subject.keyword ASD
dc.subject.keyword Full-body interaction
dc.subject.keyword Information and Communication Technologies
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