The Effectiveness of Using Electronics Augmented Reality (AR) Based Social Story Book to Decrease Inappropriate Behaviors of Children with Autism
Keywords:AUGMENTED REALITY (AR), CHILDREN WITH AUTISM, INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL SKILLS
This research aimed 1) to investigate the inappropriate behaviors of children with autism, 2) to examine the effectiveness of the electronics augmented reality (AR) based social story book used for decreasing the inappropriate autistic behaviors. The target group of this specific study was 5 children with autism. The study adopted a single subject research design, ABA, which involved exploring the social behavioral problems of 5 children with autism, analyzing data and creating social story books, and developing those social story books into 5 electronics augmented reality (AR) based social story books (one story per child). The social behavioral problems of children with autism were 1) speaking inappropriately, 2) being unable to control emotions, 3) being impatient, 4) having difficulties with social interaction, and 5) unwilling to have flexible routine. The data were collected using an ABA research design (Baseline–Intervention–Withdrawal). The research found that the overall quality of augmented reality book design was at good level (M = 4.30, SD = 0.27). It was identified that the use of properly constructed AR book can be effective in promoting the social skills and decreasing the inappropriate behaviors of children with autism.
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