|SPITALE MICOL||Cycle: XXXIV |
Section: Computer Science and Engineering
Tutor: PERNICI BARBARA
Advisor: GARZOTTO FRANCA Major Research topic
:Assessment and rehabilitation of linguistic skills with Conversational Agent for children with Autism Spectrum DisorderAbstract:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a development disorder characterized by communication impairments and repetitive behaviors. Children with autism have problems in social interactions because of their deficits in language, communication, emotion expression and sensory impairments. My research aims to explore the use of Conversational Agent (CA) with ASD children during speech-therapy contexts. Although conversational technologies have been successfully used for the rehabilitation training of general socio-communicative abilities, in today's literature there is no study that adopted them for purposes related to linguistic abilities in subjects with ASD. From a technological perspective, the work requires the implementation of activities encompassing language-specific tasks for a Conversational Agent (CA), which could be integrated in a puppet or robot as, a "physical" character, or as a digital character in the tablet-based activities.