Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition autism
Treatment using the app to assist routine anticipation
Sponsor University of Mogi das Cruzes
Start date October 2015
End date October 2015
Trial size 10 participants
Trial identifier NCT02591459, 49354415.0.0000.5497

Summary

The objective of this work is to develop an application to run on a mobile device Android tablet that features visual routines for autistic children.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Arm
(Other)
Using the app to assist routine anticipation for autistic children in Android mobile devices
using the app to assist routine anticipation
Using the app to assist routine anticipation for autistic children in Android mobile devices

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Increase in verbal communication
time frame: 1 month

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 3 years up to 9 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Have a diagnosis of autism development by DSM-IV - Have sufficient motor skills to perform operations on a tablet - Be aware of PECS - Children should be accustomed to the visual routines used in Exclusion Criteria: - Have visual impairment

Additional Information

Official title Android Mobile Devices to Assist Routine Anticipation for Autistic Children
Principal investigator Annie F Frere Slaets, PhD
Description Autism is a disorder characterized by social deficits, and among others by changes in communication. The diagnosis of this disorder remains accomplished by direct assessment the individual's behavior, according to specific clinical criteria present the classification systems of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV). Therapists teach autistic to communicate with the help of symbols and auxiliary anticipation and communication routines, usually using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), or photos. However these are presented in transition PECS cards and do not follow the children in activities that develop outside the school environment. The objective of this work is to develop an application to run on a mobile device Android tablet that features the visual routines. In this way the routines can be accessed outside the school environment. This technology is easy to use and facilitates data entry by touching the screen, was developed using the Unified Modeling Language (UML), Javascript, Apache Web server and Web browser Chrome. The application validation, will be held with 10 autistic and 2 teachers from the center of inclusion and support for autistic. Teachers should insert the activities programmed for each autistic student. Tablet in student performance in communicating with this tablet will be measured. Parents or guardians knowledge with the PECS system will be trained and will be evaluated on their autonomy inserting images, audio and subtitles. The application should aid communication, cause the autistic understand the sequence of events in daily life, decreasing their aggression because of not knowing what will be their next activity. Participation in this research poses no risk or harm the concerned person. If during the research participant decides not anymore have the freedom to do so without incurring any damage you. The technical validation proposal is necessary for it to be used by people with autism. If validated in a positive way, the technique could improve the quality of life of these people and their families.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Mogi das Cruzes.