Enhancing social communication through story-telling among high-functioning children with Autism

E. Gal, D. Goren-Bar, E. Gazit, N. Bauminger, A. Cappelletti, F. Pianesi, O. Stock, M. Zancanaro, P. L. Weiss

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Abstract

We describe a first prototype of a system for storytelling for high functioning children with autism. The system, based on the Story-Table developed by IRST-itc, is aimed at supporting a group of children in the activity of storytelling. The system is based on a unique multi-user touchable device (the MERL Diamond Touch) designed with the purpose of enforcing collaboration between users. The instructions were simplified in order to allow children with communication disabilities to learn and operate the story table. First pilot results are very encouraging. The children were enthusiastic about communicating through the ST and appeared to be able to learn to operate it with little difficulty.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment - First International Conference, INTETAIN 2005, Proceedings
Pages320-323
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2005 - Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
Duration: 30 Nov 20052 Dec 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3814 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment, INTETAIN 2005
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMadonna di Campiglio
Period30/11/052/12/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)

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