This study examines the effects of intervention using a robot on the social interactions of two children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Robots have been shown to facilitate human-robot interaction in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, yet research has not fully investigated the use of robots to enhance interactions between children with ASD and human conversational partners. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ability of a low-dose intervention procedure using a robot to increase social engagement between each child and his communication partner. Although variable, results were promising and suggested that additional investigation is warranted.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Communication Disorders
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Acerson, Aersta Kayleen, "The Effects of the Use of a Humanoid Robot on Social Engagement in Two Children with Autism" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 2491.
autism, robotics, joint attention