Understanding the role of objects in joint attention task framework for children with autism

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dc.contributor.author Jyoti, Vishav
dc.contributor.author Gupta, Sanika
dc.contributor.author Lahiri, Uttama
dc.coverage.spatial United States of America
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-22T15:30:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-22T15:30:41Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09
dc.identifier.citation Jyoti, Vishav; Gupta, Sanika and Lahiri, Uttama, "Understanding the role of objects in joint attention task framework for children with autism", IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TCDS.2020.2983333, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 524-534, Sep. 2021. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2379-8920
dc.identifier.issn 2379-8939
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCDS.2020.2983333
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/6922
dc.description.abstract Joint Attention (JA) refers to the triadic relationship between two individuals with a common target of interest in their shared visual space. JA is one of the core deficits in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which adversely affects their overall socio-communicative development. Researchers have focused on the JA skill training using various approaches where the mediator/facilitator provides the JA cues toward a target of interest. Research studies have used different objects as targets of interest in JA skill training. However, the role of the objects for JA skill training has often been neglected. Objects in our environment aid in mediating the social relationships between children and their social partners and establishing socio-communicative relations with the environment. In this study, we have designed a virtual environment with virtual objects to understand the role of objects in JA skill training for individuals with ASD. We have created a database of virtual objects and projected these objects in a computer-based JA task framework. Based on a survey, we selected objects that were preferred by these children, with the rest being comparatively less preferred. Our experimental study involves presenting the designed virtual objects in a randomized manner in the computer-based JA task trials. Results of this study with a group of 15 children with ASD were promising. The results of this study indicate differentiated implications of preferred objects presented as target and non-target on the task performance and looking pattern of these children.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Vishav Jyoti
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Sanika Gupta
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Uttama Lahiri
dc.format.extent vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 524-534
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers en_US
dc.subject Autism en_US
dc.subject Eye-gaze en_US
dc.subject Joint attention (JA) en_US
dc.subject Objects en_US
dc.subject Virtual reality (VR) en_US
dc.title Understanding the role of objects in joint attention task framework for children with autism en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems


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