A Mathematical and Cognitive Training Application for Children with Autism: A System Prototype


Some empirical studies showed that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have similar mathematical competences compared to their typically developing (TD) peers, but deficits in social communication or interaction skills. To date, a number of commercial applications are available to children with ASD for practicing mathematical and cognitive skills, yet few of them intended to promote social interaction and equipped with analytical tools for evaluating their cognitive and social development. Our current project aims to fill this void by developing an educational tabletop application to strengthen the capabilities of mathematics and cognition for children with autism. It provides several practices on counting, recognition, and measurements and could be played either alone or together with other children. It could also serve as edutainment tools to lessens the burden of special education teachers from repeatedly teaching mathematical and cognitive knowledge.

International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction