Effectiveness of a program using augmented reality to develop expressive language in improving spontaneous speech for children with autism spectrum disorder

Citation:
Ayman, Salim, A. H., "Effectiveness of a program using augmented reality to develop expressive language in improving spontaneous speech for children with autism spectrum disorder", تكنولوجيا التربية دراسات وبحوث, vol. 52, issue (3), pp. 359-406. , 2022.

Abstract:

Abstract:
Previous research indicates a close relationship between the use of technology and particularly augmented reality technology and the acquisition of many skills and behaviors by children with autism spectrum disorder.The current research aims to verify the effectiveness of augmented reality technology in the development of expressive language and its impact at improving the level of spontaneous speech among children with autism spectrum disorder. The research sample consisted of (10) children who were divided into two equal groups, experimental and control, whose ages ranged between(6-8) years, IQ coefficient between(85-100) degrees, and autism spectrum disorder between(55-69), with a convergence of the level of deficiency In expressive language and spontaneous speech. The current research applied Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale(fifth modified version) and ,Gilliam Scale-3, the expressive language skills scale, the spontaneous speech scale, the socioeconomic and cultural level scale, the training program using augmented reality technology, and a group of augmented reality applications on the tablet. The results of the research indicates the effectiveness of the program in developing expressive language among children with autism spectrum disorder using augmented reality, as well as improving the level of spontaneous speech among the children of the experimental group. This result supports the possibility of expanding the use of augmented reality technology to Provide children with autism spectrum disorder with many behaviors and social skills, including language. It also recommends continued efforts in the development of expressive language, which would enhance spontaneous speaking skills.
Keywords: autism spectrum disorder- augmented reality- expressive language- spontaneous speech.

Abstract:

Previous research indicates a close relationship between the use of technology and particularly augmented reality technology and the acquisition of many skills and behaviors by children with autism spectrum disorder.The current research aims to verify the effectiveness of augmented reality technology in the development of expressive language and its impact at improving the level of spontaneous speech among children with autism spectrum disorder. The research sample consisted of (10) children who were divided into two equal groups, experimental and control, whose ages ranged between(6-8) years, IQ coefficient between(85-100) degrees, and autism spectrum disorder between(55-69), with a convergence of the level of deficiency In expressive language and  spontaneous speech. The current research applied  Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale(fifth modified version) and ,Gilliam Scale-3, the expressive language skills scale, the spontaneous speech scale, the socioeconomic and cultural level scale, the training program using augmented reality technology, and a group of augmented reality applications on the tablet. The results of the research indicates the effectiveness of the program in developing expressive language among children with autism spectrum disorder using augmented reality, as well as improving the level of spontaneous speech among the children of the experimental group. This result supports the possibility of expanding the use of augmented reality technology to Provide children with autism spectrum disorder with many behaviors and social skills, including language. It also recommends continued efforts in the development of expressive language, which would enhance spontaneous speaking skills.

Keywords:autism spectrum disorder- augmented reality- expressive language- spontaneous speech.