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Mulitmedia Technology to Enhance the Social Behavior and Verbal Communication Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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2014
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Affecting one in every 88 children, Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD is one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities. Scientific research has proven that early behavioral intervention can improve learning, communication, and social skills. Similarly, studies have shown that the usage of off-the-shelf technology to this end boosts motivation in children under the spectrum while increasing their attention span and ability to interact socially. Embracing perspectives from different fields can lead to the development of an effective tool that can complement the treatment of those with ASD. This thesis documents the re-engineering and extension of Ying, an existing mobile software application designed to aid in the learning of autistic children. Ying’s original methodology combined expertise from different fields including developmental psychology, semantic learning, and computer science. In this work, Ying is modified to incorporate additional aspects of traditional treatment, like applied behavior analysis and verbal behavior therapy, while enhancing the user experience by improving the audio and visual capabilities of the application. Using cutting-edge software technology in areas like voice recognition and mobile device applications, this project aspires to enhance social behavior and reinforce verbal communication skills in children with ASD, while detecting and storing learning patterns for later study.
Title: Mulitmedia Technology to Enhance the Social Behavior and Verbal Communication Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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Name(s): Minan, Maria Jose, author
Huang, Shihong
Graduate College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2014
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Florida
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Affecting one in every 88 children, Autism Spectrum Disorder ASD is one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities. Scientific research has proven that early behavioral intervention can improve learning, communication, and social skills. Similarly, studies have shown that the usage of off-the-shelf technology to this end boosts motivation in children under the spectrum while increasing their attention span and ability to interact socially. Embracing perspectives from different fields can lead to the development of an effective tool that can complement the treatment of those with ASD. This thesis documents the re-engineering and extension of Ying, an existing mobile software application designed to aid in the learning of autistic children. Ying’s original methodology combined expertise from different fields including developmental psychology, semantic learning, and computer science. In this work, Ying is modified to incorporate additional aspects of traditional treatment, like applied behavior analysis and verbal behavior therapy, while enhancing the user experience by improving the audio and visual capabilities of the application. Using cutting-edge software technology in areas like voice recognition and mobile device applications, this project aspires to enhance social behavior and reinforce verbal communication skills in children with ASD, while detecting and storing learning patterns for later study.
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