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ABCD SW: Autistic Behavior & Computer-based Didactic Software

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.


W4A 2012 - 9th International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility , Lyon, 2012

Autori IIT:

Davide Gazzè

Foto di Davide Gazzè

Tipo: Articolo in Atti di convegno internazionale con referee
Area di disciplina: Information Technology and Communication Systems
ABCD SW: winner of the Judges Award for the Microsoft Accessibility Challenge http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2207037 ISBN: 978-1-4503-1019-2 doi>10.1145/2207016.2207037
Attività: Accessibility and Usability of User Interfaces