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Buzzi M. C., Buzzi M., Gazz D., Senette C., Tesconi M. ABCD SW: Autistic Behavior & Computer-based Didactic Software. In: W4A 2012 - 9th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (Lyon, 2012). Proceedings, p. 28. ACM, 2012.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
In this demo we show an open source software (SW) program designed to facilitate the execution of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention with low-functioning autistic children. The SW is based on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Discrete Trial Training (DTT). The SW automatically records data extractable from the session (times, success/error, etc.), while the tutor inserts subjective data such as type and level of prompt provided to a child, along with comments. The SW adapts the trial to the child's abilities (receptive/verbal) to make it accessible (comprehensible and operable). To offer the child a simple and accessible interaction environment, the tutor and child user interfaces are kept separate and offered on mobile devices. Using a laptop, the tutor sets the exercise that appears on the child's tablet. Synchronization between devices offers the tutor a real-time summary of actions performed by child, freeing up his/her cognitive resources needed to memorize this information and possibly favoring the decision-making process for the ABA intervention.
DOI: 10.1145/2207016.2207037
Subject Autism
software
Web interface
AAC
ABA
H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Presentation]: User Interfaces


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