Asperger syndrome and mobile phone behavior

Daley, Laura, Lawson, Shaun and van der Zee, Emile (2009) Asperger syndrome and mobile phone behavior. In: Universal access in human-computer interaction: addressing diversity. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (5614). Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 344-352. ISBN 9783642027079

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This paper introduces the idea of using modern technology to work as an assistive tool for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and Higher-Functioning Autism (HFA) The study investigated the use of mobile phones by a neurotypical control group. Participants reported their pattern of phone use given specific social scenarios. Results showed that participants were more likely to use the text messaging facility on their phone to contact someone rather than call them. It also showed that their choice of communication mode did not differ given different social scenarios and neither did it when the information was given from the recipients’ perspective. Further investigation is described where this information will be compared to a group of AS individuals.

Keywords:Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Computer mediated communication, mobile phones
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G490 Computing Science not elsewhere classified
C Biological Sciences > C800 Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C880 Social Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C820 Developmental Psychology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:26 Nov 2012 18:03

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