DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A COMPUTER GAME FOR TEACHING VOCABULARY TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

Rafael Moreira Cunha, Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa

Abstract

Autism is a global development disorder that affects children's ability to communicate, to establish relationships and to respond appropriately to the environment. Within Computer Science, the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) can assist in building high quality tools that can help the development of children with autism. This work aims to analyze the impact of a computer game developed exclusively to help children with autism in vocabulary acquisition. The results obtained so far show that children were able to effectively learn new words. Evidence of generalization and retention has been shown.

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Moreira Cunha R. and Diniz Junqueira Barbosa S. (2012). DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A COMPUTER GAME FOR TEACHING VOCABULARY TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISM . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-8565-08-2, pages 386-392. DOI: 10.5220/0003940403860392


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@conference{webist12,
author={Rafael Moreira Cunha and Simone Diniz Junqueira Barbosa},
title={DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A COMPUTER GAME FOR TEACHING VOCABULARY TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISM},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,},
year={2012},
pages={386-392},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003940403860392},
isbn={978-989-8565-08-2},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: WEBIST,
TI - DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF A COMPUTER GAME FOR TEACHING VOCABULARY TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
SN - 978-989-8565-08-2
AU - Moreira Cunha R.
AU - Diniz Junqueira Barbosa S.
PY - 2012
SP - 386
EP - 392
DO - 10.5220/0003940403860392