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A study on an applied behavior analysis-based robot-mediated listening comprehension intervention for ASD

Wing-Yue Geoffrey Louie, Jessica Korneder, Ibrahim Abbas, Cristyn Pawluk
2020 Paladyn: Journal of Behavioral Robotics  
In this work, we present a study that investigates the efficacy of applying well-known ABA techniques to a robot-mediated listening comprehension intervention delivered to children with ASD at a university-based  ...  For SARs to be effectively integrated in real-world treatment for individuals with ASD, they should follow current evidence-based practices used by therapists such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  ...  The authors thank Foong Ling Chen, Rachel Prescott, Julie Kopp, and Rachel Lai, and all the staff at the Oakland University Applied Behavior Analysis clinic for their help with the research.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pjbr-2021-0005 fatcat:fmzzlgtyfvbfrhz44fcekq4sry

Exploring the Effect of Robot-Based Video Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an Alternative to Remote Education

Diego Antonio Urdanivia Alarcon, Sandra Cano, Fabian Hugo Rucano Paucar, Ruben Fernando Palomino Quispe, Fabiola Talavera-Mendoza, María Elena Rojas Zegarra
2021 Electronics  
This study aims to characterize, in an everyday context, the mediating role of the NAO robot presented in group videoconferences to stimulate video-based on observational learning for children with cognitive  ...  Video-based Intervention (VBIs) is a form of observational learning based on social learning theory.  ...  Results obtained when applying the instrument to evaluate the interaction between children with ASD and a video-based intervention with the NAO robot.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10212577 fatcat:acwvbkk3tjc2znwlaodxfb3liq

Social Humanoid Robots for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of Modalities, Indications, and Pitfalls

Alfio Puglisi, Tindara Caprì, Loris Pignolo, Stefania Gismondo, Paola Chilà, Roberta Minutoli, Flavia Marino, Chiara Failla, Antonino Andrea Arnao, Gennaro Tartarisco, Antonio Cerasa, Giovanni Pioggia
2022 Children  
This type of treatment consists of a human-assisted social robot acting as an intervention mediator to increase competence and skills in children with ASD.  ...  For this reason, in this article, we provide an overview of the main commercial humanoid robots employed for ASD children with an emphasis on indications for use, pitfalls to be avoided, and recent advances  ...  Various behavioral approaches have been validated for ASD patients and are classified into: (i) comprehensive applied behavioral analysis-based intensive intervention; (ii) targeted skill-based intervention  ... 
doi:10.3390/children9070953 pmid:35883937 pmcid:PMC9316169 fatcat:m2kx263wlvbizpk335zhda3egy

EVALUATION IMPLEMENTATION OF HUMANOID ROBOT FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN: A REVIEW

Jabar H. Yousif
2020 Zenodo  
This work aim is to survey the using of robot as an Interactive learning method for teaching children with Autism. Statistics indicate that an increase in the number of kids with autism in the world.  ...  This increase in the number of people infected with ASD should have a corresponding increase in the methods of handling and treat the patients.  ...  behavior through robot-based intervention [3] with ASD including studies, diagnostic practice, and an expert [4] .  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4004618 fatcat:bpskyncm45cjlbuybd66ofumli

Robótica para melhorar as habilidades de vida independente em adolescentes e jovens adultos com transtorno do espectro do autismo: uma revisão sistemática

Kyriaki Sarri, Christine K. Syriopoulou-Delli
2021 Research, Society and Development  
A maioria dos parâmetros de avaliação incluiu a frequência, duração e número de respostas específicas.  ...  A exploração da generalização e a manutenção das habilidades adquiridas devem fazer parte do protocolo do estudo.  ...  Not an empirical study=64 Inclusion and exclusion criteria The following inclusion criteria were applied to determine the studies that would be included in the review: a) the studies focused on robotic  ... 
doi:10.33448/rsd-v10i15.22745 fatcat:ubrrpaeikrerngyryleh73hxyy

The effects of robot-enhanced psychotherapy: A meta-analysis

Cristina A. Costescu, Bram Vanderborght, Daniel O. David
2014 Review of General Psychology  
Through this meta-analysis we aimed to provide an estimation of the overall effect of robot-enhanced therapy on psychological outcome for different populations, to provide average effect sizes on different  ...  From a total of 861 considered studies for this meta-analysis, only 12 were included because of the lack of studies that have reported quantitative data in this area and because of their primary focus  ...  Comprehensive Meta-Analysis is a program developed specifically for meta-analyses.  ... 
doi:10.1037/gpr0000007 fatcat:v5cucts2gfhd3nteb4epxiainy

Investigation on Requirements of Robotic Platforms to Teach Social Skills to Individuals with Autism [chapter]

Chris Nikolopoulos, Deitra Kuester, Mark Sheehan, Sneha Dhanya
2011 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
Our approach to treatment uses an educational intervention based on Socially Assistive Robotics (SAR), the DIR/Floortime intervention model and social script/stories.  ...  This paper reports on some of the robotic platforms used in the project AUROSO which investigates the use of robots as educationally useful interventions to improve social interactions for individuals  ...  for treating different behaviors of the spectrum, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) [1] , pivotal response therapy, communications interventions and DIR/ Floortime.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19385-9_9 fatcat:otekhsxwcvc6jaep2fkbq32lry

Humanoid Robot Enhancing Social and Communication Skills of Autistic Children: Review

Mohammed Yousif
2021 Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Development Journal  
The aim of this paper is to study the interaction of autistic children with the humanoid robot NAO.  ...  This makes it difficult for them to express themselves and integrate seamlessly with other people and society as a whole.  ...  behavior through robot-based intervention .  ... 
doi:10.52098/airdj.202129 fatcat:wlg2hf2rbbcerawyh6klehznjq

A Systematic Review on Robot-Assisted Special Education from the Activity Theory Perspective

Ahmed Tlili, Vivien Lin, Nian-Shing Chen, Ronghuai Huang, Kinshuk
2020 Educational Technology & Society  
Content analysis of the studies reported relevant information with respect to each activity component ─ (a) subject (learners with disabilities), (b) technology (robots supported by instructional design  ...  Therefore, a systematic review using Activity Theory was conducted to analyze 30 studies in robot-assisted special education.  ...  Although many studies have applied educational robots in special education settings, a systematic analysis on the related design, implementation, and outcome using robots in special education interventions  ... 
dblp:journals/ets/TliliLCHK20 fatcat:fcmfnv7wyvgnlnmogmtjqned3u

A comparison of the effects of rhythm and robotic interventions on repetitive behaviors and affective states of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Sudha M. Srinivasan, Isabel K. Park, Linda B. Neelly, Anjana N. Bhat
2015 Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders  
We compared the effects of two novel interventions -rhythm and robotic therapies, with those of a standard-of-care intervention, on the repetitive behaviors and affective states of 36 children with ASD  ...  With training, the rhythm group showed a reduction in negative affect and an increase in interested affect whereas the robot group showed a reduction in positive affect.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the children and families who participated in this study. We thank Tim Gifford and Christian Wanamaker for their help with programming of Nao robot.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2015.07.004 pmid:26251668 pmcid:PMC4523306 fatcat:c6zav3crbzdarajyuijh4adjx4

Robot-Based Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Literature Review

Katrin D. Bartl-Pokorny, Malgorzata Pykala, Pinar Uluer, Duygun Erol Barkana, Alice Baird, Hatice Kose, Tatjana Zorcec, Ben Robins, Bjorn W. Schuller, Agnieszka Landowska
2021 IEEE Access  
A total of 892 participants were included in the robot-based intervention studies; 570 of them were children with ASD.  ...  The studies reported a wide range of challenges with respect to robot-based intervention, ranging from limitations for certain ASD subgroups and security aspects of the robots to efforts regarding the  ...  The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3132785 fatcat:fpu6yeb4uzbinbuucis3cb76zq

Robot-Assisted Autism Therapy (RAAT). Criteria and Types of Experiments Using Anthropomorphic and Zoomorphic Robots. Review of the Research

Barbara Szymona, Marcin Maciejewski, Robert Karpiński, Kamil Jonak, Elżbieta Radzikowska-Büchner, Konrad Niderla, Anna Prokopiak
2021 Sensors  
Using descriptors: ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders), Social robots, and Robot-based interventions, an analysis of available research in PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science was done.  ...  Previous studies show that it is possible to perform some therapy using a robot.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21113720 pmid:34071829 fatcat:ltg2bzkvz5d4fnikvzyr4xeacq

Robots as Assistive Technology Tools to Enhance Cognitive Abilities and Foster Valuable Learning Experiences among Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Noreen I. Arshad, A. Sobri Hashim, Mazeyanti M. Ariffin, Nurshazlyn M. Aszemi, Low H. Min, Azah A. Norman
2020 IEEE Access  
This study examines the efficacy of robots as assistive technology (AT) learning tools for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  ...  The results indicate a positive increase in content knowledge and an improved disposition toward learning, thus demonstrating the potential utilization of robots as AT tools for harnessing classroom learning  ...  Nurshazlyn Mohd Aszemi has given talks based on this study since then.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3001629 fatcat:m4u6hi45irg6xh5qyjprhzhc4u

Autism and social robotics: A systematic review

Paola Pennisi, Alessandro Tonacci, Gennaro Tartarisco, Lucia Billeci, Liliana Ruta, Sebastiano Gangemi, Giovanni Pioggia
2015 Autism Research  
Social robotics could be a promising method for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) treatment.  ...  had, toward robots, behaviors that TD patients had toward human agents; ASDs had a lot of social behaviors toward robots; during robotic sessions, ASDs showed reduced repetitive and stereotyped behaviors  ...  However, the same study showed that to pair an autistic child with the robot mediator had a negative influence on the imitation of words.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aur.1527 pmid:26483270 fatcat:bhpoigqkqjf4ba5iuhgrvm7zua

A Robotic Framework to Facilitate Sensory Experiences for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Hifza Javed, Rachael Burns, Myounghoon Jeon, Ayanna M. Howard, Chung Hyuk Park
2019 ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI)  
This paper discusses a novel robot-based framework designed to target sensory difficulties faced by children with ASD in a controlled setting.  ...  We derive a measure of social engagement, based on which we evaluate the effectiveness of the robots and sensory stations in order to identify key design features that can improve social engagement in  ...  This is an essential step toward the evaluation of any robot-based behavioral intervention tool for ASD, since it must be able to sustain the interest of a child and maintain his/her engagement in the  ... 
doi:10.1145/3359613 pmid:33829148 pmcid:PMC8023221 fatcat:vpqgeruembbpnbinp6g5ucmej4
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