Fostering Social Communication for Children with Autism Through Augmented Reality Toy
Keywords:Augmented Reality, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social Communication, AR Toys
AbstractAutism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder disease, which hinders communication and socialisation. This paper examines an augmented reality toy application, AR Toys supporting social communication of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This paper reports on how the application was used in school classroom. AR Toys was evaluated 7 children in an Autism Centre in Melaka, Malaysia. This analysis focuses entirely on interactions between children and teachers at school. Three finding were revealed (1) AR Toys is able to motivate children with ASD on adaptive language; (2) AR Toys is able to model expressive language identify child’s emotion; (3) AR Toys is able to promote pretend play on learning emotion in classroom activities. This gives children with ASD more opportunities to communicate among peers and interact with teachers at schools.
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