Digital play therapy for children with learning disabilities

Yukako Watanabe, Yoshiko Okada, Hirotaka Osawa, Midori Sugaya

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Abstract

Children who are suffering on learning and developmental disabilities require daily trainings for social skills. However, such daily training is not provided occasionally because it requires interactive helps from therapists. In this paper, we propose a digital dollhouse that enhanced traditional psychological play therapy with digital sensors and computer graphics. The digital dollhouse provides immersive space to children which grows children's communication skill through their imaging play. This device allows nonprofessional like parents to make play therapy. In this paper, we show details about prototype of digital dollhouse. We also categorize requirements for digital play therapy that are given by psychological viewpoints based on the prototype. Interdisciplinary design process collaborating with engineers and psychologists shows the possibility that digital dollhouse is enough to enhance empathy of children and such empathy will be enhanced by creating immersive characters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHAI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages185-188
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450330350
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 29
Event2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, HAI 2014 - Tsukuba, Japan
Duration: 2014 Oct 292014 Oct 31

Publication series

NameHAI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction, HAI 2014
CountryJapan
CityTsukuba
Period14/10/2914/10/31

Keywords

  • Digital Therapy
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Orange Roof House
  • System Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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    Watanabe, Y., Okada, Y., Osawa, H., & Sugaya, M. (2014). Digital play therapy for children with learning disabilities. In HAI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (pp. 185-188). (HAI 2014 - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2658861.2658918