ChangeIt: Toward an App to Help Children With Autism Cope With Changes

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The use of technology-based interventions for ameliorating ASD core deficits has been growing in popularity. However, limited technologies are available that can help children with autism (aged 6 to 11) cope with changes, and these do not typically incorporate the methods used or recommended by practitioners. This project addressed this gap through the design, development and evaluation of a prototype app to support children with ASD overcome their difficulties with changes. The researchers report on preliminary work in developing this app, in which they decided not to involve children with ASD before getting some evidence that the app may be useful and suitable for them. Therefore, the design at this stage was informed by the research literature and design studies involving typically developing (TD) children, practitioners and researchers. The evaluation studies revealed that: 1) the app is easy to use; 2) the activities are perceived as fun and engaging; 3) the app may be suitable for children with ASD.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractivity and the Future of the Human-Computer Interface
EditorsPedro Isaias, Katherine Blashki
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781799826392
ISBN (Print)9781799826378
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2020

Publication series

PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2327-0411
ISSN (Electronic)2327-042X


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