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ERIC Number: ED565251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Effects of a Socially Interactive Robot on the Conversational Turns between Parents and Their Young Children with Autism. Social Robots Research Reports, Number 6
Dunst, Carl J.; Hamby, Deborah W.; Trivette, Carol M.; Prior, Jeremy; Derryberry, Graham
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
The effects of a socially interactive robot on the conversational turns between four young children with autism and their mothers were investigated as part of the intervention study described in this research report. The interventions with each child were conducted over 4 or 5 days in the children's homes where a practitioner facilitated child-robot and child-mother interactions using robot produced speech and movements. Results showed that the conversational turns between the children and their mothers increased from a nonintervention, baseline condition to the intervention phases of the study for all the children as a group and for all four children individually. The manner in which socially interactive robots might be incorporated into interventions with young children with autism and other disabilities is described. The following is appended: Professionally Recorded Sounds and Speech Used in the Conversational Turns Study.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
IES Grant or Contract Numbers: H327A100052