Can LANA CITS Support Learning in Autistic Children? A Case Study Evaluation

  • Sumayh S. AljameelEmail author
  • James D. O’Shea
  • Keeley A. Crockett
  • Annabel Latham
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 869)


LANA CITS is a Conversational Intelligent Tutoring System that uses the Visual, Auditory, and Kinaesthetic learning style (VAK). It supports learning in autistic pupils, who are studying in mainstream primary schools. Facilitating the learning of these pupils using traditional teaching within mainstream schools is complex and poorly understood. This paper presents investigation into how LANA CITS using VAK learning style model can be adapted to autistic pupils learning style and improve their learning in mainstream schools. This paper provides a case study evaluation of three children with high-functioning autism examining the effectiveness of learning with LANA CITS. The case study took place in primary school in Saudi Arabia. The results were positive with the students engaged in the tutorial and the teacher noticed some improvement over classroom activities. This results support for the continuing development, evaluation, and use of CITS for pupils with autism in mainstream schools.


Intelligent tutoring system Autism spectrum disorder Conversational agent VAK learning style 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumayh S. Aljameel
    • 1
    Email author
  • James D. O’Shea
    • 1
  • Keeley A. Crockett
    • 1
  • Annabel Latham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing, Mathematics and Digital TechnologyManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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