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Using Augmented Reality to Elicit Pretend Play for Children with Autism

Zhen Bai, Alan F. Blackwell, George Coulouris
2015 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  
Results from an empirical study involving children with ASC aged 4 to 7 demonstrated a significant improvement of pretend play in terms of frequency, duration and relevance using the AR system in comparison  ...  Children with autism spectrum condition (ASC) suffer from deficits or developmental delays in symbolic thinking. In particular, they are often found lacking in pretend play during early childhood.  ...  In particular, we would like to thank all participants' families for taking part in the study and the two independent raters who kindly helped with the video coding.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvcg.2014.2385092 pmid:26357207 fatcat:iulj7o3oebevbii3n76zkagpiu

Augmenting imagination for children with autism

Zhen Bai
2012 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children - IDC '12  
In my PhD thesis, I would like to examine the use of Augmented Reality (AR), which superimposes imaginary objects on the real scene, as a novel therapeutic approach that may encourage children with autism  ...  Evidence shows that children with autism suffer a deficit in spontaneous pretend play, which is believed to have developmental links to key competences of their future lives such as creativity and social  ...  for children with autism.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2307096.2307159 dblp:conf/acmidc/Bai12 fatcat:vczrtlvnrrcuvbji5x2haxrgai

Facilitating Pretend Play in Autistic Children

Mihaela Dragomir, Andrew Manches, Sue Fletcher-Watson, Helen Pain
2018 Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - ASSETS '18  
Autistic children find pretend play difficult. Previous work suggests Augmented Reality (AR) has potential in eliciting pretend play in children with autism.  ...  This paper presents the evaluation of an Augmented Reality app to help autistic children engage in solitary pretend play.  ...  Augmented Reality (AR) technology has recently received attention for its potential in eliciting pretend play in children with autism as it can dynamically link multiple representations: a tangible (a  ... 
doi:10.1145/3234695.3241020 dblp:conf/assets/DragomirMFP18 fatcat:qjclcluxcbd3ljw3bb44tcscqy

Through the looking glass: Pretend play for children with autism

Zhen Bai, Alan F. Blackwell, George Coulouris
2013 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR)  
Results find significantly more pretend play, and higher engagement, using the AR system by comparison to a non-augmented condition.  ...  In a previous ISMAR poster [2] we proposed an Augmented Reality (AR) system to encourage pretend play, based on an analogy between imaginative interpretation of physical objects (pretense) and the superimposition  ...  In particular, we would like to thank all participants' families for taking part in the study and the two independent raters who kindly helped with the video coding.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ismar.2013.6671763 dblp:conf/ismar/BaiBC13 fatcat:xmn7z26l4rd4rm7mwmkau7vana

Technology-Assisted Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder using Augmented Reality

2020 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
Augmented reality (AR) offers multitude of possibilities and opportunities for the intervention of children with ASD.  ...  This study reviews the applications of augmented reality that nhanced the intervention for children with autism in (i) social skills, (ii) communication skills, and (iii) behavior skills.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We acknowledge the financial support from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia and the Universiti Teknikal Malaysia, Melaka for their assistance in this research.  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijrte.c6512.018520 fatcat:bhx72himdvdrlnubaaf4jlwg2y

Exploring the Impact of Augmented Reality in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

Carmen Berenguer, Inmaculada Baixauli, Soledad Gómez, María de El Puig Andrés, Simona De Stasio
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The development and use of augmented reality technology for autism has increased in recent years.  ...  The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the impact of augmented reality through social, cognitive, and behavioral domains in children and adolescents with autism.  ...  One study aimed to promote open-ended pretend play for young children with ASD [25] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17176143 pmid:32847074 fatcat:zdjcpby3c5g2xnwr34qobtzlke

Guest Editor's Introduction to the Special Section on the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2013

Maribeth Gandy, Simon Julier, Kiyoshi Kiyokawa
2015 IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  
However, the paper "Using Augmented Reality to Elicit Pretend Play for Children with Autism" by Zhen Bai, Alan F.  ...  Blackwell and George Coulouris shows that augmented reality can contribute in other ways, by promoting pretend play in children with autism spectrum condition (ASC).  ... 
doi:10.1109/tvcg.2015.2410051 fatcat:atufggmvxndfpf5nszdthaqity

Virtual Reality as a Support Tool for the Treatment of People with Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: A Systematic Literature Review

Rian Dutra da Cunha, Frâncila Weidt Neiva, Rodrigo Luis de Souza da Silva
2018 Revista de Informática Teórica e Aplicada  
Since the emergence of virtual reality (VR) technologies, many researchers have argued on the benefits of their use for people with intellectual and multiple disabilities.  ...  However, up to this date there is not a single study that presents a detailed overview of the state of the art in virtual reality as a support tool for the treatment of people with intellectual and multiple  ...  Not categorized studies In the augmented reality system presented in [A2] the authors aimed to promote "pretend play" for children with Autism.  ... 
doi:10.22456/2175-2745.77994 fatcat:uyysx4ffcjfpnf3sa722orreum

How to use the Advantages of AR and VR Technique to Integrate Special Visual Training Strategies in Non-Verbal Communication Skills Training for Children with Autism [chapter]

I-Jui Lee
2020 Types of Nonverbal Communication [Working Title]  
In recent years, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology (A/VR technology) have been widely used in the social training of children with autism.  ...  However, it is difficult for most children with autism to master, or understand, these non-verbal social communication skills.  ...  The authors thank the referees very much for their valuable comments and suggestions on this paper.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.94587 fatcat:zlse6672i5bmbh3zd5czzje7zi

Using Mobile Augmented Reality to Improve Attention in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Katherine Wang, Bingqing Zhang, Youngjun Cho
2020 Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems  
In this brief paper, we propose a Mobile Augmented Reality for Attention (MARA) application which addresses a lack of supportive and simple costeffective solutions for autistic adults to train attention  ...  Adults on the autism spectrum commonly experience impairments in attention management that hinder many other cognitive functions necessary to appreciate relationships between sensory stimuli.  ...  Gamification is used to elicit pretend play [4, 37] , mapping technology is used to train facial recognition [29, 38] , and trigger-based modeling is used for education purposes to teach vocabulary  ... 
doi:10.1145/3334480.3383090 dblp:conf/chi/WangZC20 fatcat:msykux7adzc4tfmmg3pkld3icm

Interactive Technologies for Autism

Julie A. Kientz, Matthew S. Goodwin, Gillian R. Hayes, Gregory D. Abowd
2013 Synthesis Lectures on Assistive Rehabilitative and Health-Preserving Technologies  
In addition, we will not use the word "disorder" when referring to individuals with autism.  ...  individuals with autism and the variety of stakeholders connected to them. 1 For consistency throughout this book, we will be using person-first terminology, that is, we will refer to "individuals with  ...  Making pretense visible and graspable: An augmented reality approach to promote pretend play. 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), [267] [268] .  ... 
doi:10.2200/s00533ed1v01y201309arh004 fatcat:innepgv7mngkbncg7ujrkkm3p4

eXtended Reality for Autism Interventions: The importance of Mediation and Sensory-Based Approaches [article]

Valentin Bauer and Tifanie Bouchara and Patrick Bourdot
2021 arXiv   pre-print
eXtended Reality (XR) autism research, ranging from Augmented Reality to Virtual Reality, focuses on socio-emotional abilities and high-functioning autism.  ...  To bridge the gap between autism research and real interventions, we compared existing literature on XR and autism with stakeholders' needs obtained by interviewing 34 skateholders, mainly practitioners  ...  Using Augmented Reality to Elicit Pretend Play for Children with Autism.  ... 
arXiv:2106.15983v1 fatcat:jimhwqemmbcovl34rrn45lxcs4

How Technology Applied to Music-Therapy and Sound-Based Activities Addresses Motor and Social Skills in Autistic Children

Grazia Ragone, Judith Good, Kate Howland
2021 Multimodal Technologies and Interaction  
We systematically review the use of technology in Music-therapy and related sound-based activities to improve the motor and social skills of children.  ...  Also referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is characterized by challenges in the domains of social, cognitive and motor functioning, which differ in severity.  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to express our gratitude to Emeline Brulé and James Jackson for their valuable feedback on the initial draft of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mti5030011 fatcat:ilxehlynk5dnrhj44w3oniso6e

Interactive Technologies for Autistic Children: A Review

Sofiane Boucenna, Antonio Narzisi, Elodie Tilmont, Filippo Muratori, Giovanni Pioggia, David Cohen, Mohamed Chetouani
2014 Cognitive Computation  
Robotics systems, developed as interactive devices for children with autism, have been used to assess the child's response to robot behaviors; to elicit behaviors that are promoted in the child; to model  ...  the context of children with autism as well as robotics.  ...  We would like to thank MICHELANGELO Study Group (S. Bonfiglio, K. Maharatna, E. Tamburini, A. Giuliano, M. Donnelly) for interesting discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12559-014-9276-x fatcat:zhicxsnhifdnlh2dcztvi3eu44

Predictors and Moderators of Spontaneous Pretend Play in Children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder

Erin Kang, Eliana F. Klein, Angeline S. Lillard, Matthew D. Lerner
2016 Frontiers in Psychology  
This study used rigorous observational methods to assess spontaneous pretend play.  ...  Implications for assessment and subsequent treatment for pretend ability among children with varying degrees of ASD symptoms, as well as for future research, are discussed.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We would like to thank the research assistants at the Early Development Lab at the University of Virginia who provided assistance in terms of recruiting participants, running participants  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01577 pmid:27790175 pmcid:PMC5061847 fatcat:z6ax6plr7fcmjb64gvztmi5dsi
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