Development and Usability Evaluation of an Application for Language Literacy of Spanish-Speaking Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Luis A. Rojas*, Katrina Sorbello, John W. Castro, Claudio Alvarez

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Resumen

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children is characterized by persistent difficulties in their communication and social interaction abilities and recurring and restricted patterns of behavior. As a result, children with ASD require special assistance to practice the phonetics and semantics of words, phrases, and sentences. Applications to support teaching and learning of language literacy for children with ASD generally omit phonetic and semantic aspects of communication and offer limited pedagogical tailorability. This research presents Teleo, a web application that facilitates special education teachers creating learning activities for Spanish-speaking children with ASD, and that overcomes the limitations of other applications. With Teleo, activities can be tailored to different learning objectives and offer varying degrees of difficulty for learner tasks. To evaluate special education teachers’ experience with the tool, a trial was conducted (N = 7), in which subjects conducted three different kinds of activity creation tasks. An evaluation was conducted using a usability questionnaire and interviews with each teacher. Results show that Teleo provides teachers with a coherent and consistent set of functionalities to support creating literacy activities for children with ASD, and that the application is easy to use. However, despite these positive results, overemphasis on simplicity in the design of the user interface was found to hinder teachers’ comprehension of application processes and features. Thus, these remain aspects to improve.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaSocial Computing and Social Media - 15th International Conference, SCSM 2023, Held as Part of the 25th HCI International Conference, HCII 2023, Proceedings
EditoresAdela Coman, Simona Vasilache
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Páginas238-254
Número de páginas17
ISBN (versión impresa)9783031359262
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2023
Evento15th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2023, held as part of the 25th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2023 - Copenhagen, Dinamarca
Duración: 23 jul. 202328 jul. 2023

Serie de la publicación

NombreLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volumen14026 LNCS
ISSN (versión impresa)0302-9743
ISSN (versión digital)1611-3349

Conferencia

Conferencia15th International Conference on Social Computing and Social Media, SCSM 2023, held as part of the 25th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2023
País/TerritorioDinamarca
CiudadCopenhagen
Período23/07/2328/07/23

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