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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/SU13052771

A Case Study of a Robot-Assisted Speech Therapy for Children with Language Disorders

04 Mar 2021-Sustainability (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)-Vol. 13, Iss: 5, pp 2771
Abstract: The aim of this study was to explore the potential of using a social robot in speech therapy interventions in children. A descriptive and explorative case study design was implemented involving the intervention for language disorder in five children with different needs with an age ranging from 9 to 12 years. Children participated in sessions with a NAO-type robot in individual sessions. Qualitative methods were used to collect data on aspects of viability, usefulness, barriers and facilitators for the child as well as for the therapist in order to obtain an indication of the effects on learning and the achievement of goals. The main results pointed out the affordances and possibilities of the use of a NAO robot in achieving speech therapy and educational goals. A NAO can contribute towards eliciting motivation, readiness towards learning and improving attention span of the children. The results of the study showed the potential that NAO has in therapy and education for children with different disabilities. More research is needed to gain insight into how a NAO can be applied best in speech therapy to make a more inclusive education conclusions.

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Topics: Social robot (57%), Language disorder (52%)
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01 Jan 2016-
Abstract: Thank you very much for downloading knowledge of language its nature origin and use. Maybe you have knowledge that, people have search numerous times for their favorite books like this knowledge of language its nature origin and use, but end up in harmful downloads. Rather than reading a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they juggled with some infectious virus inside their desktop computer.

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1108/OIR-05-2015-0165
Topics: Software (54%)

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Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.3390/SU13137056
23 Jun 2021-Sustainability
Abstract: Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are discriminated against and stigmatized by the school community. The objective of this study is to analyze the school inclusion process of students with ASD by reducing discrimination and stigmatization through contact-based education sessions. This can be achieved through school projects. In the present study, discrimination and stigmatization toward children with ASD were analyzed in high school students (N = 141) through Haghighat’s standardized stigmatization questionnaire (SSQ1). In the active group, a student diagnosed with ASD also participated in the awareness activities of the problems faced by the students with ASD and the contact-based education (CBE) sessions carried out in the classroom. The results showed significant differences in reducing discrimination and stigmatization in high school students, both in the control group and especially in the active group. It was observed that the development of CBE (inclusion of the student with ASD in activities) led to the creation of a supportive school community, demonstrating that the activities carried out within the SucCESS Project achieved their purpose. The SSQ1 can be applied to high school students, and together with CBE activities, it can be used in school inclusion projects for children with ASD or mental disabilities.

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Topics: Inclusion (education) (54%)

Proceedings ArticleDOI: 10.1109/AIIOT52608.2021.9454193
10 May 2021-
Abstract: This paper shows the primary feedback of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) interacting with Humanoid Robot NAO. Four autistic children from Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children (SWAC) is being picked based on their neurological and physical limitations which has been identified by specialist teachers, ASD specialist researchers, and faculty members. Their Intelligence Quotient depends on question-answer based Intelligence Test has been first carried out and they have undergone the autism diagnoses based on Autism Diagnostic Observation sessions by autism specialist teachers from Society for the Welfare of Autistic Children (SWAC). The four of Children with ASD will then involve in the Robot-based Interaction Program, which started from session 1 to session 4. The interaction between Children with ASD and Humanoid Robot NAO is being recorded with Android Phone Video Camera and one mini camera included on the middle of Humanoid Robot NAO for initial feedback analysis based on verbal and non-verbal communications. The interaction session between the children and robot has been developed by using the software named choreographe of Humanoid Robot NAO.

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Topics: Autism (58%), Humanoid robot (54%), Autism spectrum disorder (53%)

Open accessDOI: 10.6018/RIITE.492211
Judit Rodrigo Parra1Institutions (1)
01 Dec 2021-
Abstract: Education must be inclusive and one of the tools used to achieve this is robotics. In addition, one of the elements of robotics is programming and computational thinking is applied to program. On the other hand, to ensure that education is inclusive, there must be diversity. I proceed to develop a systematic review on the use of robotics for educational inclusion. The questions of this research are: Can educational robotics be a strategy for educational inclusion? What benefits are obtained with the use of robotics in educational inclusion? How is the training of teachers in relation to the use of robotics for inclusion? After applying filters following the PRISMA statement, 23 studies belonging to the Scopus and WOS databases have been selected. The conclusions are: educational robotics can indeed be a strategy for educational inclusion. In addition, numerous benefits are reported, such as increased motivation, creativity and teamwork skills, and improved social and communication skills. Few results have been obtained about teacher training in this area (very few studies in the systematic review address this issue). However, it is noted that most teachers consider robotics a useful tool for educational inclusion.

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Robert E. Stake1Institutions (1)
01 Jan 1995-
Abstract: Introduction An Intensive Study of Case Study Research Methods The Unique Case Research Questions The Nature of Qualitative Research Data Gathering Analysis and Interpretation Case Researcher Roles Triangulation Writing the Report Reflections Harper School

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01 Jan 2016-
Abstract: Thank you very much for reading case study research design and methods. As you may know, people have look hundreds times for their chosen readings like this case study research design and methods, but end up in infectious downloads. Rather than enjoying a good book with a cup of tea in the afternoon, instead they juggled with some malicious bugs inside their computer. case study research design and methods is available in our book collection an online access to it is set as public so you can download it instantly. Our book servers spans in multiple locations, allowing you to get the most less latency time to download any of our books like this one. Kindly say, the case study research design and methods is universally compatible with any devices to read.

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12 Aug 2008-
Abstract: Qualitative methods are central to research conducted in Education, Nursing, Sociology, Anthropology, and other disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and health sciences. The range of methods available to researchers is very broad (e.g., interviews, focus groups, observation) and projects are informed by various approaches (e.g., phenomenology, grounded theory, discourse analysis). Students, scholars and professionals who are new to qualitative research typically need guidance in defining the boundaries of this type of research, such as selecting specific methods, knowing what types of data are appropriate for qualitative research, identifying theoretical frameworks for particular projects, etc. It is important that both novice and established scholars understand the language, culture, and paradigmatic approaches used in qualitative research, especially as interdisciplinary projects increasingly link researchers across varied fields of study. Researchers and practitioners at all levels and across disciplines need a ready-reference tool that defines and explains core concepts, describes the techniques involved in the implementation of qualitative methods, and presents an overview of this approach to research. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (two volumes) presents state-of-the-art information and ready-to-use techniques, facts, and examples from the field of qualitative methods in a non-intimidating and accessible style. The encyclopedia is specifically written to appeal to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students, practitioners, researchers, consultants, and consumers of information across the social sciences, humanities, and health sciences. While there are 'how-to' guides and reference texts on qualitative methods, none provide as comprehensive a resource in as focused and approachable a manner as the proposed encyclopedia. From A to Z, the entries cover every major facet of qualitative methods, from gaining access to research participants, to data coding and collection, to research ethics, to the detailed aspects of specific qualitative methods, and much more u all without overwhelming the informed reader.

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Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.DR.2005.11.002
Erika Hoff1Institutions (1)
Abstract: The human potential for language is based in human biology but makes requirements of the social environment to be realized. This paper reports evidence regarding (1) the nature of those environmental requirements, (2) the ways in which the varied social contexts in which children live meet those requirements, and (3) the effects of environmental variability in meeting those requirements on the course of language development. The evidence suggests that all human environments support language acquisition by providing children with opportunities for communicative experience, which motivate the language acquisition process, and a language model, which serves as data for the language acquisition mechanism. Different environments do so to different degrees, thereby producing group and individual differences in the rate and course of language development.

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Topics: Developmental linguistics (66%), Language acquisition (63%), Second-language acquisition (63%) ... read more

1,258 Citations


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01 May 2007-
Abstract: Using Software in Qualitative Research is an essential introduction to the practice and principles of Computer Assisted Qualitative Data AnalysiS (CAQDAS). The book will help you to choose the most appropriate package for your needs and get the most out of the software once you are using it. This book considers a wide range of tasks and processes in the data management and analysis process, and shows how software can help you at each stage. In the new edition, the authors present three case studies with different forms of data (text, video and mixed data) and show how each step in the analysis process for each project could be supported by software. The new editionis accompanied by an extensive companion website with step-by-step instructions produced by the software developers themselves. Software programmes covered in second edition include the latest versions of: ATLAS.ti DEDOOSE HyperRESEARCH MAXQDA NVivo QDA Miner TRANSANA Ann Lewins and Christina Silver are leading experts in the field of CAQDAS and have trained thousands of students and researchers in using software. Reading this book is like having Ann and Christina at your shoulder as you analyse your data!

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Topics: Personal software process (61%), Software peer review (60%), Software analytics (59%) ... read more

756 Citations