Computer assisted autism interventions for India

Pratibha Vellanki, Stewart Greenhill, Thi Duong, Dinh Phung, Svetha Venkatesh, Jayashree Godwin, Kishna V. Achary, Blessin Varkey

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Early intervention is critical for children with autism. To provide affordable computer assisted therapies for developing countries, we construct infrastructures for translating and adapting early intervention programs such as TOBY to an Indian context. A Hindi prototype is built and two trials are conducted, showing that the technology was accepted and that the children learnt skills using both language versions, with the children using the Hindi prototype achieving slightly better measurable outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI 2016)
Subtitle of host publication29 November – 2 December 2016 - University of Tasmania
EditorsCallum Parker
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346184
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2016 - Launceston, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 20162 Dec 2016
Conference number: 28th (Proceedings)


ConferenceAustralian Computer Human Interaction Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleOZCHI 2016
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  • Assistive technology
  • Autism
  • Early intervention
  • Hindi
  • India
  • Translation

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