Inducing Behavior Change in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Monitoring their Attention

Margarida Lucas da Silva, Hugo Silva, Daniel Gonçalves

Abstract

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) generally suffer from disorders which affect multiple behavioral aspects, such as communication, emotional awareness, social interaction, lack of attention, among many others. Modern technologies, are opening up new possibilities for computer-mediated interactions with increased outcomes, enabling both children and tutors to have a more effective work in the development of communicative and cognitive skills. In this article we introduce a module implemented in a platform for human-computer interaction, specifically designed for children with ASD, to control their levels of attention and test inducing behavior change. This allows us to shape new behaviors and learning strategies both in tutors and children.

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Lucas da Silva M., Silva H. and Gonçalves D. (2014). Inducing Behavior Change in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Monitoring their Attention . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS, ISBN 978-989-758-006-2, pages 131-136. DOI: 10.5220/0004698401310136


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@conference{phycs14,
author={Margarida Lucas da Silva and Hugo Silva and Daniel Gonçalves},
title={Inducing Behavior Change in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Monitoring their Attention},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS,},
year={2014},
pages={131-136},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004698401310136},
isbn={978-989-758-006-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS,
TI - Inducing Behavior Change in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Monitoring their Attention
SN - 978-989-758-006-2
AU - Lucas da Silva M.
AU - Silva H.
AU - Gonçalves D.
PY - 2014
SP - 131
EP - 136
DO - 10.5220/0004698401310136