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Title: Review of assistive technology in the training of children with autism spectrum disorders
Authors: Syriopoulou-Delli, Christine K.
Gkiolnta, Eleni
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Social sciences::Educational sciences::Education, special (including:to gifted persons, those with learning disabilities)
Keywords: Autism spectrum disorder
social robotics
social skills
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2020
Source: International Journal of Developmental Disabilities
First Page: 1
Last Page: 13
Abstract: The use of socially assistive robotics (SARs) is a promising method for improving the social skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Studies conducted in this field in recent years show that the use of robots as collaborators may have positive effects on the development of social skills in children with ASD, especially in those areas where they reveal great deficits. In this literature review, we present, organize and evaluate the most important features and results of 13 relevant scientific articles. In analysis of the research findings we explored the documented effectiveness of robotics in enhancing the social skills of children with ASD in the areas of mutual attention, verbal communication and imitation skills, and also in the reduction of stereotypical behavior. Analysis of the results of the 13 studies confirmed that robots can have positive immediate effects on the communication skills of children with ASD, which holds promise for future intervention programs and relevant research.
ISSN: 2047-3869
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/20473869.2019.1706333
Appears in Collections:Department of Educational & Social Policy

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