S2C2: Toward an App to Support Social StoryTM Comprehension Checking in Children with ASD

Aurora Constantin, Nicholas Georgiou, Cristina Alexandru, Jessica Korte

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Abstract / Description of output

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) have difficulties with social communication and interaction. Social StoriesTM are a well-known intervention to help them overcome these diculties. During these interventions, practitioners must check children's understanding of various concepts that are taught. However, this activity - comprehension checking - is often skipped as practitioners nd it dicult and time consuming. Our project explores how a technology-based tool (the S2C2 app) can be designed and developed to support Social StoryTM comprehension checking in children with ASD (aged 7-12) by involving typically developing children (TD) and experts in ASD and HCI. An initial pilot evaluation with sixteen TD children and ve experts in ASD and HCI suggested that the S2C2 app provides appropriate engaging activities for children and facilitates Social StoryTM comprehension checking. However, caution must be taken in extending the results and more studies involving children with ASD are planned to be conducted in the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2019
Subtitle of host publication17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Paphos, Cyprus, September 2-6, 2019, Proceedings, Part I
EditorsD. Lamas, F. Loizides, L. Nacke, H. Petrie, M. Winckler, P. Zaphiris
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-29380-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-29381-9
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2019
Event17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 2 Sept 20196 Sept 2019

Publication series

Name Lecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer, Cham
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleINTERACT 2019
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Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Autism
  • ASD
  • Educational technology
  • App design
  • Reading comprehension


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