You See What I See? Eye-Tracking Visual Attention During Social Stories in Adolescents with ASD

Title

You See What I See? Eye-Tracking Visual Attention During Social Stories in Adolescents with ASD

College

Darden College of Education & Professional Studies

Program

M.S. Speech Language Pathology

Publication Date

3-28-2019

Abstract

Personalized video stories are possible interventions used to facilitate an understanding of social situations for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This feasibility study explores the visual attention of adolescents with and without ASD when watching personalized, video social stories and the relationship of visual attention patterns to the comprehension of social story content. Six adolescents with and without a diagnosis of ASD viewed a personalized, video social story containing digital images of themselves during a routine dental appointment. Eye gaze metrics were collected to measure visual attention and a knowledge assessment was administered to determine social story comprehension. Results indicated that eye tracking technology is a viable measure of differences in visual attention during dynamic social stories for adolescents with and without ASD. Visual attention varied as a function of visual image type and diagnosis. However, visual attention was not related to social story comprehension and retention.

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You See What I See? Eye-Tracking Visual Attention During Social Stories in Adolescents with ASD


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