Mimicking expressiveness of movements by autistic children in game play

D. Tetteroo, A. Shirzad, M. Serras Pereira, M.J. Zwinderman, L. Duy, E.I. Barakova

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Abstract

Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)have marked impairments in social interaction. Imitation is a basic social interaction behavior, and mimicking as an element of imitation can be a diagnostic marker for autism and thus a skill that can be targeted by behavioral training. In a comparative study between children with and without autism (n=20), we designed a test that aims to find differences in mimicking expressiveness in a real-life setting. The Wii boxing game was chosen as an environment that can trigger expressiveness in children. Two measures were chosen to rate expressiveness: using observers and using a Microsoft Kinect 3-D camera in combination with motion analysis software. Results from the software tool show that the ASD-group is not influenced by the expressiveness of a confederate, while the control-group is. These results suggest that autistic children do not mimic expressiveness in game play and that this can be detected using a software tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2012) and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT '12) 3-5 September 2012, Amsterdam
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages944-949
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5638-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Tetteroo, D., Shirzad, A., Serras Pereira, M., Zwinderman, M. J., Duy, L., & Barakova, E. I. (2012). Mimicking expressiveness of movements by autistic children in game play. In Proceedings of the 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2012) and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT '12) 3-5 September 2012, Amsterdam (pp. 944-949). Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/SocialCom-PASSAT.2012.100
Tetteroo, D. ; Shirzad, A. ; Serras Pereira, M. ; Zwinderman, M.J. ; Duy, L. ; Barakova, E.I. / Mimicking expressiveness of movements by autistic children in game play. Proceedings of the 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2012) and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT '12) 3-5 September 2012, Amsterdam. Piscataway : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012. pp. 944-949
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Tetteroo, D, Shirzad, A, Serras Pereira, M, Zwinderman, MJ, Duy, L & Barakova, EI 2012, Mimicking expressiveness of movements by autistic children in game play. in Proceedings of the 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2012) and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT '12) 3-5 September 2012, Amsterdam. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, pp. 944-949. https://doi.org/10.1109/SocialCom-PASSAT.2012.100

Mimicking expressiveness of movements by autistic children in game play. / Tetteroo, D.; Shirzad, A.; Serras Pereira, M.; Zwinderman, M.J.; Duy, L.; Barakova, E.I.

Proceedings of the 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2012) and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT '12) 3-5 September 2012, Amsterdam. Piscataway : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012. p. 944-949.

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Tetteroo D, Shirzad A, Serras Pereira M, Zwinderman MJ, Duy L, Barakova EI. Mimicking expressiveness of movements by autistic children in game play. In Proceedings of the 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2012) and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT '12) 3-5 September 2012, Amsterdam. Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2012. p. 944-949 https://doi.org/10.1109/SocialCom-PASSAT.2012.100