Enhancing joint attention skills in children on the autism spectrum through an augmented reality technology-mediated intervention

Patricia Pérez-Fuster, Gerardo Herrera, Lila Kossyvaki, Antonio Ferrer

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Abstract

In the present study, the effects of an intervention based on an augmented reality technology called Pictogram Room were examined. The objective of the intervention was to improve the responding to joint attention (RJA) skills of gaze following and pointing in six children on the autism spectrum between 3 and 8 years old. A multiple baseline single-subject experimental design was conducted for 12 weeks in a school setting. Results indicated that all of the participant children improved performance in RJA following the intervention. Improvements were maintained over time and generalised to real-world situations. These findings demonstrate that autistic children can improve their RJA skills with a targeted and engaging intervention based on an accessible augmented reality technology tool.
Original languageEnglish
Article number258
Number of pages25
JournalChildren
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2022

Keywords

  • autism
  • joint attention
  • intervention
  • augmented reality
  • technology
  • school
  • children

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