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Understanding Performance and Verbal-Communication of Children with ASD in a Collaborative Virtual Environment

Auteurs: Lian Zhang, Zachary Warren, Amy Swanson, Amy Weitlauf, Nilanjan Sarkar

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 8/2018

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Abstract

Collaborative virtual environments (CVEs), which allow naturalistic communication between two or more individuals in a shared virtual environment, hold promise as a tool for measuring and promoting social communication between peers. In this work, a CVE platform and a set of CVE-based collaborative games are designed for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two groups (7 ASD/TD pairs; 7 TD/TD pairs) participated in a pilot study to establish system feasibility and tolerability. We also designed a methodology for capturing meaningful metrics of social communication. Based on these metrics, we found improved game performance and trends in communication of these participants over time. Although preliminary, these results provide important insights on CVE-based interaction for ASD intervention.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Understanding Performance and Verbal-Communication of Children with ASD in a Collaborative Virtual Environment
Auteurs
Lian Zhang
Zachary Warren
Amy Swanson
Amy Weitlauf
Nilanjan Sarkar
Publicatiedatum
20-03-2018
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 8/2018
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3544-7

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