Mobile Activity Plan Applications for Behavioral Therapy of Autistic Children
This paper concerns technological support for behavioral therapy of autistic children. A family of tools dedicated for mobile devices is presented, that allows to design and perform an activity schedule in behavioral therapy. The paper describes the main challenges, that were encountered, especially in meeting the non-functional requirements of the application: simplicity, repeatability, robustness, personalization, re-usability and learning support.
KeywordsAutism Behavioural therapy Supportive technologies Mobile technologies Activity schedule method
This work is a part of “e-Technologies for autistic children” project, that is supported in part by the National Centre for Research and Development, Poland under grant no IS-2/6, as well as DS Programs of the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Gdansk University of Technology. Authors thank Activity Plan co-developers, MSc students of ETI Faculty, Gdansk University of Technology: Krzysztof Balcerowski, Damian Tykalowski and Mateusz Truszczynski. Authors thank Institute for Child Development in Gdansk, Poland for sharing their knowledge on activity plans and providing requirements for the development of the applications.
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