Is the Social Robot Probo an added value for Social Story Intervention for Children with ASD?

Ramona Simut Vanderborght, Greet Van De Perre, Cristina Pop, Bram Vanderborght, Jelle Saldien, Alina S. Rusu, Sebastian Pintea, Johan Vanderfaeillie, Dirk Lefeber, Daniel D David

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In this paper, we describe the first results of using the robot Probo
as a facilitator in Social Story Intervention for children with ASD.
Four preschoolers diagnosed with ASD participated in this
research. For each of them, a specific social skill deficit was
identified, like sharing toys, saying Thank you, saying Hello, and
an individualized Social Story was developed. The stories were
told by both the therapist and the robot in different intervention
phases. Afterwards an experimental task was created where the
child needed to exercise the ability targeted by the story. The
results of this study showed that the participant needed a
decreased level of prompt to perform the targeted behavior, when
the story was told by the robot compared to the intervention with
the human storyteller. Therefore, this preliminary study created
great expectancies about the potential of RAT as an added value
for ASD interventions.
Originele taal-2English
Titel7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI2012), Late-breaking reports (LBR), March 5-8, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
UitgeverijIEEE
Pagina's1-2
Aantal pagina's2
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4503-1063-5
StatusPublished - 5 mrt 2012

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