Facilitating Pretend Play in Autistic Children: Results from an Augmented Reality App Evaluation

Mihaela Dragomir, Andrew Manches, Susan Fletcher-Watson, Helen Pain

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Abstract

Autistic children find pretend play difficult. Previous work suggests Augmented Reality (AR) has potential in eliciting pretend play in children with autism. This paper presents the evaluation of an Augmented Reality app to help autistic children engage in solitary pretend play. We followed a user-centred design process, involving various techniques and stakeholders. Results from a pre-post study design suggest the AR system is promising in facilitating quantitative aspects of pretend play in autistic children.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Place of PublicationGalway, Ireland
PublisherACM
Pages407-409
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-5650-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Oct 2018
Event20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - Galway, Ireland
Duration: 22 Oct 201824 Oct 2018
https://assets18.sigaccess.org/index.html

Conference

Conference20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Abbreviated titleASSETS'18
CountryIreland
CityGalway
Period22/10/1824/10/18
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