Lexical representation of emotions for high functioning autism(HFA) via emotional story intervention using smart media

Minkyeong Jeong, Young Tae Kim, Dongsun Yim, Seok Jeong Yeon, Seokwoo Song, John Kim

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Abstract

Children with High-Functioning Autism (HFA) have difficulty understanding and using emotional expressions. A variety of smart media, such as tablet PCs and robots, are being used to train children with autism spectrum disorders on emotional vocabulary use through language therapy. In this work, we explore the effectiveness of robot-based intervention (compared with PC-based intervention) on children with HFA, in particular, we evaluate the impact of using emotional stories to understand how intervention impacts the total number (and the diversity) of words to express their emotions. Our initial results revealed that children with HFA showed significantly higher performance when using robot intervention than PCs, in terms of the total number of emotional words used. Our study thus suggests that robot-based intervention can be used as a potential therapeutic tool for training children with HFA to increase their ability to use words to express their emotions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2015 - Extended Abstracts Publication of the 33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationCrossings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages1983-1988
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450331463
DOIs
StatePublished - 18 Apr 2015
Event33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Apr 201523 Apr 2015

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Volume18

Conference

Conference33rd Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period18/04/1523/04/15

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Emotional words
  • Language therapy
  • Story intervention

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