Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

6-2016

Abstract

Problem behaviors are particularly common in children with neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism and Down syndrome. These behaviors sometimes discourage social inclusion, inhibit learning development, and cause severe injuries, but caregivers are often unable to attend to their children immediately when the behaviors occur. Recent research shows that problem behavior can be automatically detected with wearable devices, but it is still not clear how to reduce caregivers' burdens and facilitate academic, social, and functional development of children with problem behaviors. We conducted a field study at a school with 21 children who exhibit problem behaviors and found that they needed frequent interventions in the form of visual cue cards and verbal reminders. We then developed a proof-of-concept that uses smart watch notifications to help children control their behavior without intervention from caregivers. A preliminary evaluation indicates that notifications modeled after teachers' current intervention strategies can help children control their problem behaviors.

Keywords

Autism spectrum disorder, Children, Down syndrome, Problem behavior, Proof-of-concept, Wearable computing

Discipline

Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

IDC '16: Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children: Manchester, UK, June 21-24, 2016

First Page

196

Last Page

205

ISBN

9781450343138

Identifier

10.1145/2930674.2930693

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1145/2930674.2930693

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