Augmented reality based social stories training system for promoting the social skills of children with autism

Chi Hsuan Chung, Chien Hsu Chen

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Abstract

Profound social reciprocity deficits are a core feature of the autism spectrum disorders. Children with autism often lack appropriate social skills when they need to interact with other people. A social stories training is one type of children-specific intervention for teaching social skills. It helps learn social skills through combination of visual and verbal cues. We use augmented reality (AR) technologies to visually conceptualize the social stories. Interactive social stories are played using several tangible markers and AR technologies that overlays the markers with corresponding virtual images. The new way to interpret social stories demonstrates an improvement of attraction and enhances effects of social skills training. Finally, We have a prototype for the social skill—“greeting” and an initial pilot study to support the therapy of high-functioning autism children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics Modeling, Usability
EditorsMarcelo Soares, Tareq Z. Ahram, Christianne Falcao
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages495-505
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319416847
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
EventInternational Conference on Ergonomics Modeling, Usability and Special Populations, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 272016 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume486
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Ergonomics Modeling, Usability and Special Populations, AHFE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World
Period16-07-2716-07-31

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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