This study focuses on the use of a humanoid robot to facilitate the initiation of social engagement behaviors in two children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Approximately 10 minutes of a 50-minute treatment session were devoted to interaction using a humanoid robot, Troy, to facilitate interactions with a graduate clinician or caretaker. These interactions were recorded, analyzed, and coded in 5 s intervals. This study focused specifically on the children's initiations of social engagement behaviors. Results suggested that the robot had potential to facilitate social engagement between the children and the adults.
College and Department
David O. McKay School of Education; Communication Disorders
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Richey, Stacey Marie, "Social Engagement Behaviors of Two Children with ASD in Intervention Sessions Using a Robot" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 2886.
autism, robotics, joint attention