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A Play Therapy Based Full-Body Interaction Intervention Tool for Children with Autism

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Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 207)

Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are characterized by social and communication difficulties, which can result in challenges forming relationships with peers and taking part in imaginative play. Play Therapy creates recreational spaces where children can learn social skills in an exploratory and creative manner. As children with ASD have a unique affinity towards computer based systems, play therapy approaches using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have proved useful in maintaining player motivation and engagement. In this article we will present an intervention tool inspired by play therapy that we have designed using full-body interaction technology, which has been successful in fostering social behaviors in children with ASD.

Keywords

Autism ASD Play therapy Full-body interaction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Pompeu FabraBarcelonaSpain

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