Visualizations: Speech, language & autistic spectrum disorder

Joshua Hailpern, Karrie G. Karahalios, Jim Halle, Laura DeThorne, Mary Kelsey Coletto

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Without speech, we can have great difficulty communicating wants, emotions, needs, and interacting with society at large. During typical child development, an infant acquires language skills without explicit teaching. However, some children, including those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have explicit difficulty developing these skills in the context of everyday interactions. HCI is situated to help by developing technology and techniques to teach speech and language skills to children with ASD through the use of visual and auditory feedback. This paper examines preliminary results from a study, as well as describes new directions of research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Florence, Italy
Duration: Apr 5 2008Apr 10 2008


Other28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems


  • Accessibility
  • Autism
  • Children
  • Speech
  • Visualization
  • Vocalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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