publication . Article . 2017

tablets for two

Holt, Samantha; Yuill, Nicola;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, volume 11, pages 72-82 (issn: 2212-8689, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Learning-disabled children with autism (LDA) are impaired in other-awareness, joint attention and imitation, with a poor prognosis for developing language competence. However, better joint attention and imitation skills are predictors of increased language ability. Our study demonstrates that a collaborative activity delivered on a novel dual-tablet configuration (two wifi-linked tablets) facilitates active other-awareness, incorporating imitation and communicative behaviour, in 8 LDA boys with limited or no language, aged 5 - 12 years. LDA children did a picture-sequencing activity using single and linked dual tablets, partnered by an adult or by an LDA peer. O...
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ACM Computing Classification System: InformationSystems_INFORMATIONINTERFACESANDPRESENTATION(e.g.,HCI)
free text keywords: Psychology, Joint attention, Developmental psychology, Imitation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Autism, medicine.disease, medicine, Language ability, Linguistic competence, BF, BF0712, RJ0052
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