Evaluation of Mobile Apps Effectiveness in Children with Autism Social Training via Digital Social Stories

Agathi Stathopoulou, Dionisis Loukeris, Zoe Karabatzaki, Evangelia Politi, Yolanda Salapata, Athanasios Drigas

Abstract


The emerging and widespread use of technology to support students with autism is evident by the growing number of studies investigating the use of technology-based interventions, including mobile technologies. Most of the recent research concerning the use of mobile apps has been focused on social stories effectiveness. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of digital social stories on children with autism social skills acquisition. Three students with high functional autism were watching for one year social scenarios through an Android tablet solving social interaction problems. According to the results appropriate social behaviors in children with autism could be integrated for a long time.


Keywords


mobile apps, autism, social skills, social stories

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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