14-11-2016 | Original Paper
Investigating Event Memory in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Effects of a Computer-Mediated Interview
Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 2/2017Log in om toegang te krijgen
The present study aimed to examine the effects of a novel avatar interviewing aid during memory interviews with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Thirty children were recruited for our study (Age: M = 7.60, SD = 0.68), half with ASD (13 boys; 2 girls) and the other half being neurotypical (13 boys; 2 girls). Children participated in a target event and were subsequently interviewed a week later by either an avatar interviewer or a human. The participants were also asked six misleading questions aimed to examine their suggestibility. Bayesian analysis showed some increase in memory performance for both groups of children interviewed by the avatar interviewer, and this effect exacerbated for children with ASD. These results showed encouraging implications for future applications.