A Mobile Social and Communication Tool for Autism

Heba Mohammad, Fadi Abu-Amara

Abstract


Autism is a complex neurobiological disorder that is prevalence worldwide. Most autistic children have weak communication and social skills. This re-searches aims to develop and test a mobile application, named MyVoice, which supports local autistic children. The proposed design and features are discussed, and a prototype is evaluated and tested by two therapists and an autistic child. Experimental results indicate positive feedback in terms of ease of use, aesthetic, and simplicity. Parents of the autistic child are satisfied with different features such as the alert notification. Results also indicate that autistic children need about one week to easily interact with MyVoice.

Keywords


assistive technologies, autism, social skills, learning, mobile application

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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