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ERIC Number: EJ1170776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 8
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
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Using Virtual Interactive Training Agents (ViTA) with Adults with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Burke, Shanna L.; Bresnahan, Tammy; Li, Tan; Epnere, Katrina; Rizzo, Albert; Partin, Mary; Ahlness, Robert M.; Trimmer, Matthew
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n3 p905-912 Mar 2018
Conversational virtual human (VH) agents are increasingly used to support role-play experiential learning. This project examined whether a Virtual Interactive Training Agent (ViTA) system would improve job interviewing skills in individuals with autism and developmental disabilities (N = 32). A linear mixed model was employed to evaluate adjusted least square mean differences of means scores on the Marino Interview Assessment Scale (MIAS) across different time points. The mean score of MIAS over all questions increased between the first ViTA session and the final face-to-face interview. Participants developed the ability to identify strengths, self-promote, self-advocate, answer situational questions, and respond to behavioral/social questions as measured by multiple evaluations using the MIAS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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