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An Analytic Tool for Assessing Learning in Children with Autism

One approach for teaching subjects with autism is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). ABA intervention aims to model human behavior by observ-ing, analyzing and modifying antecedents and/or consequences of a target be-havior in the environment. To achieve this, many data are recorded during each trial, such as subject response (correct/incorrect, level of prompt, inappropriate behavior, etc.). In this paper we present a web application that aggregates and visualizes data collected during technology-enhanced educational sessions, in order to monitor learning in children with autism. In a previous study we devel-oped a free open source web application called ABCD SW, to support educators in administering ABA programs. In this study we present a learning analytic tool that retrieves, aggregates and shows -- in graphical and table form -- data gathered by ABCD SW. This software offers accurate real-time monitoring of children’s learning, allowing teachers to analyze the collected data more


HCI International 2014 - 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 2014

External authors: Valentina Bartalesi (ISTI - CNR), Barbara Leporini (ISTI - CNR)
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Type: Article in proceedings of international peer-reviewed conference
Field of reference: Information Technology and Communication Systems
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Activity: Accessibility and Usability of User Interfaces