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Comparing two LEGO Robotics-based interventions for social skills training with children with ASD

Jordi Albo-Canals, Marcel Heerink, Marta Diaz, Vanesa Padillo, Marta Maristany, Alex Barco, Cecilio Angulo, Ariana Riccio, Lauren Brodsky, Simone Dufresne, Samuel Heilbron, Elissa Milto (+3 others)
2013 2013 IEEE RO-MAN  
This paper presents an analysis of two comparable studies with LEGO Robotics-based activities in a social skills training program for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  ...  The aim of this comparison is discuss lessons learnt and develop empirical based guidelines for intervention design.  ...  Thus, in this paper, we discuss these studies, leading to a set of guidelines to run LEGO-robotics based activities to achieve social skills improvement in children with ASD.  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2013.6628420 dblp:conf/ro-man/Albo-CanalsHDPMBARBDHMCHR13 fatcat:yisvr44qfbhm3dvsdhmxtdzema

Improving Collaborative Play Between Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Siblings: The Effectiveness of a Robot-Mediated Intervention Based on Lego® Therapy

Bibi Huskens, Annemiek Palmen, Marije Van der Werff, Tino Lourens, Emilia Barakova
2014 Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders  
The robot-intervention resulted in no statistically significant changes in collaborative behaviors of the children with ASD.  ...  The aim of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of a brief robot-mediated intervention based on Lego Ò therapy on improving collaborative behaviors (i.e., interaction initiations, responses,  ...  Finally, we would like to thank Terence Nelson for his assistance with the robot in the intervention sessions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10803-014-2326-0 pmid:25428293 fatcat:26kogy3lmvco7kffqsrhwnwkfe

LEGO® therapy as an intervention in autism spectrum disorders: an integrative literature review

Náiade Cristina Pereira Ramalho, Stella Maria de Sá Sarmento
2019 Revista CEFAC  
of children with ASD.  ...  Objective: to analyze the effects of LEGO® therapy as an intervention for autism spectrum disorder through an integrative literature review.  ...  In this study the authors explored the benefits of using robots for social interaction with children with ASD, but did not report positive results associated to the use of LEGO ® therapy.  ... 
doi:10.1590/1982-0216/20192129717 fatcat:helihs27crdw5fbljzblgdljxq

Could You Give Me the Blue Brick? LEGO®-Based Therapy as a Social Development Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

Antonio Narzisi, Gianluca Sesso, Stefano Berloffa, Pamela Fantozzi, Rosy Muccio, Elena Valente, Valentina Viglione, Arianna Villafranca, Annarita Milone, Gabriele Masi
2021 Brain Sciences  
LEGO®-based therapy is a social skills development program aimed at children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A systematic review of the literature was conducted using PRISMA guidelines.  ...  Although LEGO®-based therapy appears a promising treatment for social interaction in ASD, the findings of LEGO®-based therapy studies should be interpreted and generalized with caution, due to the low  ...  Valtellina Bricks (Valtbricks) for introducing him to the amazing and creative LEGO family.  ... 
doi:10.3390/brainsci11060702 pmid:34073614 fatcat:qienxphqsfg7nkgod327ym267y

Computer- and Robot-Assisted Therapies to Aid Social and Intellectual Functioning of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Joan DiPietro, Arpad Kelemen, Yulan Liang, Cecilia Sik-Lanyi
2019 Medicina  
Most demonstrated promising results in improving outcomes for children with ASD. Study implications reveal a rapidly evolving assistive technology for ASD social skills therapy.  ...  and objectives: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience challenges with social interactions, a core feature of the disorder. Social skills therapy has been shown to be helpful.  ...  for children with ASD; compare effects of human vs, robot trainer.  ... 
doi:10.3390/medicina55080440 pmid:31387274 pmcid:PMC6724404 fatcat:y7vyzstwavdltoqljcxo4g7r4y

Long-term LEGO therapy with humanoid robot for children with ASD

Emilia I. Barakova, Prina Bajracharya, Marije Willemsen, Tino Lourens, Bibi Huskens
2014 Expert systems  
We present the process of content creation and co-design of LEGO therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders performed by a humanoid robot.  ...  increase in social initiations during the intervention in natural settings; and second, including dyadic interactions between robot and child within triadic games with robots has positive effects on the  ...  Nelson, a student assistant, who insured faultless with respect to the working of robot technology final test.  ... 
doi:10.1111/exsy.12098 fatcat:6d4dqe272raidmcruxqqy6d6p4

The Effects of Rhythm and Robotic Interventions on the Imitation/Praxis, Interpersonal Synchrony, and Motor Performance of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Sudha M. Srinivasan, Maninderjit Kaur, Isabel K. Park, Timothy D. Gifford, Kerry L. Marsh, Anjana N. Bhat
2015 Autism Research and Treatment  
for children with ASD.  ...  We assessed the effects of three interventions, rhythm, robotic, and standard-of-care, on the imitation/praxis, interpersonal synchrony, and overall motor performance of 36 children with Autism Spectrum  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the children and families who participated in this study. They thank Christian Wanamaker for his help with the programming of the Nao robot.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2015/736516 pmid:26793394 pmcid:PMC4697072 fatcat:y4sfzmmlmbbhjie2lwpwhnzctm


Andromachi Nanou, Evaggelia Tsiomi, Andreas Oikonomou, Dimitris Karampatzakis
2022 Education. Innovation. Diversity.  
peers during construction and programming LEGO Mindstorms. 2 children, 10-11 years old, diagnosed with autism, at level 2, participated in two inclusive educational robotics teams with typical peers.  ...  The "SaS Strategy Training" had encouraging results in reducing the barriers of the participation of the children with autism in teamwork with their typical peers.  ...  LEGO, as structured, rule-based play, had strong evidence in facilitating social interaction and participation of children with ASD in team work with peers (Legoff, 2004; Legoff & Sherman, 2006) .  ... 
doi:10.17770/eid2021.2.6723 fatcat:ibhuif6z5jckdomyun4tk4ptu4

Robotics in Autism Intervention

Polyxeni Ntaountaki, Georgia Lorentzou, Andriana Lykothanasi, Panagiota Anagnostopoulou, Vasiliki Alexandropoulou, Athanasios Drigas
2019 International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT  
The research team of this paper concluded that robots are discovered to be a predictable and secure environment for ASD children and to be quite efficient in the intervention process.  ...  This review represents an attempt to investigate how robot-assistive therapy strategies help children with autism increase social interaction and to imitate, recognize and express feelings.  ...  The analysis is based on the answers of two questions, "Is it ethically accepted for social robots to used in treatment for children with autism?"  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijes.v7i4.11448 fatcat:zg2t7lux6zg7jjajw5om5lfllm

Social Robots in Special Education: A Systematic Review

George A. Papakostas, George K. Sidiropoulos, Cristina I. Papadopoulou, Eleni Vrochidou, Vassilis G. Kaburlasos, Maria T. Papadopoulou, Vasiliki Holeva, Vasiliki-Aliki Nikopoulou, Nikolaos Dalivigkas
2021 Electronics  
The interest of this work lies in the interaction of social robots with children in the field of special education.  ...  The study showed a large number of attempts to apply social robots to the special education of children with various impairments, especially in recent years, as well as a wide variety of social robots  ...  Rero is a humanoid social robot [31] used to establish a child-robot interaction based on five interaction modules designed for children with ASD.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10121398 fatcat:n6ivyen7czdajcwjijkshr4nty

Social robots for children with autism spectrum conditions: A review of some selected studies

Itsaso Arocena-Perez, Itziar Rekalde-Rodriguez, Manuel Graña
2018 Zenodo  
The aim of this paper is to review some selected examples of interventions carried out with social robots, precisely concerning kids and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  ...  We discuss several aspects of these studies, that reflect the actual state of the ASD interventions from the social robotics perspective.  ...  Acknowledgments and author contributions This work has been supported by the CybSPEED project funded by the EC as a MSCA-RISE project in the 2017 call with grant number 777720.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1493664 fatcat:fj7nyqfo7vcd7hvxb2kzceh2pe

A Preliminary Study on Effectiveness of a Standardized Multi-Robot Therapy for Improvement in Collaborative Multi-Human Interaction of Children with ASD

Sara Ali, Faisal Mehmood, Muhammad Jawad Khan, Yasar Ayaz, Umer Asgher, Haleema Sadia, Ernest Edifor, Raheel Nawaz
2020 IEEE Access  
The proposed intervention has been tested on 8 ASD subjects with 10 sessions over a period of two and a half months (10 weeks).  ...  The results indicate an overall 86% improvement in the social communication skills of ASD children in case of a multi-human scenario.  ...  ., Lego therapy uses collaborative Lego play for improving the social skills of autistic children [13] , [14] , [15] . Huskens et al.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3001365 fatcat:rq7maxsmofh6jj5bakzim4ohtu

Accessible Robots for Improving Social Skills of Individuals with Autism

Matthew F. Tennyson, Deitra A. Kuester, John Casteel, Christos Nikolopoulos
2016 Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing Research  
Development of a fourth generation robotic agent is described, which uses economically available robotic platforms (Lego NXT) as Socially Assistive Robotics (SAR), combined with direct instruction pedagogy  ...  and investigated as a potential tool to improve social interactions among individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  ...  Using Socially Assistive Robotics as an Intervention for Individuals with Autism Several technology-based approaches have been used to teach social skills to individuals with ASD.  ... 
doi:10.1515/jaiscr-2016-0020 fatcat:zsvm2c3rkbbjfkyg6j2zs2m5xi

Robotics and inclusion of students with disabilities in special education

Christine Syriopoulou-Delli, Eleni Gkiolnta
2021 Research, Society and Development  
The analysis of results indicates that most children and adolescents with disabilities that participated in interventions with robots managed to develop their social, cognitive, and functional skills and  ...  The areas of social, cognitive, and functional skills of children and adolescents with disabilities were examined and their enhancement through robotics was assessed.  ...  The research by Bonarini et al. (2016) was divided into two parts, and the first intervention was made for three 3-yearold children with ASD, and the second was made for 8 children between the ages of  ... 
doi:10.33448/rsd-v10i9.18238 fatcat:cm7viyl4qrfdpnqg3ah5jsj4cq

Jawi Alphabot: A Jawi Teaching Robot for Children with Autism

Norshuhani Zamin, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia
2019 International Journal of Advanced Trends in Computer Science and Engineering  
The children who have disability in their social interaction and communication are categorized as children with autism.  ...  The results are discussed with evidences that highlights how robotics intervention could alleviate attentiveness in learning among the autistic children.  ...  The choice for a robot mediated approach to psychological intervention for ASD children is justified by several advantages.  ... 
doi:10.30534/ijatcse/2019/5581.42019 fatcat:3vq7od3bofg3nj7piifivnfvoy
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