Technology-based social skills learning for people with autism spectrum disorder

Katherine Valencia, Virginia Zaraza Rusu, Erick Jamet, Constanza Zúñiga, Eduardo Garrido, ALEXANDRU CRISTIAN RUSU, DANIELA CONSTANZA QUIÑONES OTEY

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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects a significant number of people who have difficulties with communication and socialization. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5, defines ASD as a condition characterized by deficits in two core domains: (1) social communication and social interaction, and (2) restricted repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. Several authors examined the use of technology and computer-based interventions to teach people with ASD language and social skills. The use of technological advancements provides a comfortable, predictable, and structured environment that promotes constant learning for people with ASD, since they show affinity to technology. This paper explores: (1) how technology related papers to teach skills to people with ASD characterize the difficulties of these people, (2) how these characteristics have been considered to design their technological solutions and (3) which are the results obtained in these studies, in order to determine design guidelines and a structure and preliminary design for a future technological intervention that cover specific needs in people with ASD related to the area of ​​socialization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Computing and Social Media. Participation, User Experience, Consumer Experience, and Applications of Social Computing - 12th International Conference, SCSM 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings
EditorsGabriele Meiselwitz
PublisherSpringer
Pages598-615
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783030495756
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 202024 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12195 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/2024/07/20

Keywords

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social skills
  • Technology-based learning

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