ERIC Number: EJ1100045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Mapping Robots to Therapy and Educational Objectives for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Huijnen, Claire A. G. J.; Lexis, Monique A. S.; Jansens, Rianne; de Witte, Luc P.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n6 p2100-2114 Jun 2016
The aim of this study was to increase knowledge on therapy and educational objectives professionals work on with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and to identify corresponding state of the art robots. Focus group sessions (n = 9) with ASD professionals (n = 53) from nine organisations were carried out to create an objectives overview, followed by a systematic literature study to identify state of the art robots matching these objectives. Professionals identified many ASD objectives (n = 74) in 9 different domains. State of the art robots addressed 24 of these objectives in 8 domains. Robots can potentially be applied to a large scope of objectives for children with ASD. This objectives overview functions as a base to guide development of robot interventions for these children.
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Educational Objectives, Children, Therapy, Robotics, Focus Groups, Concept Mapping, Identification, Intervention, Assistive Technology, Specialists, Instructional Material Evaluation, Literature Reviews, Mixed Methods Research
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