Understanding video based parent training intervention for children with autism

Aggarwal, Deepti, Garnett, Robyn, Ploderer, Bernd, Vetere, Frank, Eadie, Patricia, & Davidson, Bronwyn Joy (2015) Understanding video based parent training intervention for children with autism. In Annual Meeting of the Australian Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction(OZCHI 2015), 7-10 December 2015, Parkville, Vic.

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This paper investigates the challenges of delivering parent training intervention for autism over video. We conducted a qualitative field study of an intervention, which is based on a well-established training program for parents of children with autism, called Hanen More Than Words. The study was conducted with a Hanen Certified speech pathologist who delivered video based training to two mothers, each with a son having autism. We conducted observations of 14 sessions of the intervention spanning 3 months along with 3 semi-structured interviews with each participant. We identified different activities that participants performed across different sessions and analysed them based upon their implications on technology. We found that all the participants welcomed video based training but they also faced several difficulties, particularly in establishing rapport with other participants, inviting equal participation, and in observing and providing feedback on parent-child interactions. Finally, we reflect on our findings and motivate further investigations by defining three design sensitivities of Adaptation, Group Participation, and Physical Setup.

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ID Code: 93514
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: teleconsultation, speech therapy, autism spectrum disorder, video conferencing
DOI: 10.1145/2838739.2838770
ISBN: 9781450336734
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2016 01:10
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 22:25

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