TalkLIME: Mobile system intervention to improve parent-child interaction for children with language delay

Seokwoo Song, Seungho Kim, John Kim, Wonjeong Park, Dongsun Yim

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Abstract

Parent-training is commonly used to support intervention of children with language delay. Unfortunately, parents find it difficult to apply the training to their child in everyday life and often give up on their parent-child interaction. In this work, we propose and evaluate TalkLIME - a mobile system that provides real-time feedback to improve the parent-child interaction and reinforce parent-training intervention. We first conduct a survey to understand parents' feedback preference for the mobile system and determine that a non-invasive feedback using the mobile phones screen is preferable. TalkLIME was developed to provide real-time feedback through the mobile phone screen while also providing motivation to the parents to consistently continue parent-child interaction through both short-term and long-term goals. A six-weeks user study was conducted with eight parents and their children with language delay. Our results show that the experimental group who used TalkLIME showed a significant improvement in the child's initiation ratio, an important metric in the language development of children.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages304-315
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450344616
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Sep 2016
Event2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016 - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 12 Sep 201616 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Conference

Conference2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2016
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityHeidelberg
Period12/09/1616/09/16

Keywords

  • Children
  • Everyday treatment
  • Language delay
  • Language therapy
  • Parental education
  • Smartphone intervention

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