Digital play therapy for children with developmental disorders

Yukako Watanabe, Yoshiko Okada, Hirotaka Osawa, Midori Sugaya

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Abstract

Children suffering with learning and developmental disorders require daily training to develop their social skills. However, such daily training is sometimes not provided because it requires interactive help from therapists, and lots of programs required for the training. In this paper, we propose a digital dollhouse that enhances traditional psychological play therapy with digital sensors and computer graphics (CG). The digital dollhouse provides immersive space for children, which develops their communication skills through their imaginary play through the complement of CG for enhancing the understanding of their situation. In this paper we present details of this prototype digital dollhouse. We also categorize requirements for digital play therapy, which are given by psychological viewpoints based on the prototype. Interdisciplinary design processes collaborating with engineers and psychologists show the possibility that digital dollhouses will be used for enhancing the communication, and providing the variety of training program that was difficult to prepare compared with the existent normal therapy devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages698-708
Number of pages11
Volume9177
ISBN (Print)9783319206837
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event9th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2015 Aug 22015 Aug 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9177
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period15/8/215/8/7

Keywords

  • Children
  • Developmental disorders
  • Digital play therapy
  • Digital play therapy device
  • Digital play therapy method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Watanabe, Y., Okada, Y., Osawa, H., & Sugaya, M. (2015). Digital play therapy for children with developmental disorders. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9177, pp. 698-708). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9177). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20684-4_67