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Dinner Time! : How to support children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents in better eating habits?

Bovenkamp, Jasper van de (2021) Dinner Time! : How to support children with autism spectrum disorder and their parents in better eating habits?

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Abstract:Children with Autism spectrum disorder often encounter problems regarding their eating pattern. These problems are often stacked on top of different implications originating from their autism spectrum disorder. In Twente, these children and their parents are able to receive a helping hand from a specialist from Forza in their current situation. However, a tool that is able to deliver support whilst Forza is not present is desirable for both parent and child. This research project further examines the potential to use a game in the form of an application in order to support both parent and child with the child’s eating problems. A prototype of a farming game application was created and then evaluated together with the target group of children with autism spectrum disorder and eating problems ranging from 8-12 years old. The result of this evaluation suggests that the means of using such an application could contribute towards supporting the child and parent in their current situation. There are however some limitation and lot of possibilities left for future research purposes to come up with a final product that could contribute as a supporting factor in real-life.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science, 80 pedagogy, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/85979
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