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ERIC Number: ED565258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Vocal Production of Young Children with Disabilities during Child-Robot Interactions. Social Robots Research Reports, Number 5
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 vocalization production of five children with disabilities (4 with autism, 1 with a sensory processing disorder) were the focus 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 and involved investigator-facilitated robot-produced speech and movements to engage the children in child-robot and child-mother interactions. Results showed that for the children as a group and for 4 of 5 children individually, the children's vocalization production increased from a nonintervention, baseline condition to the intervention phases of the study. The utility of socially interactive robots for intervening with young children with disabilities is described. The following is appended: Professionally Recorded Sounds and Speech Used in the Vocalization Production 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
Grant or Contract Numbers: H327A100052