Prompt-fading strategies in robot mediated play sessions

Serenella Besio, Marco Carnesecchi, Rosa Maria Converti

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Play is the primary way for children to acquire cognitive, social and relational skills. However, children with disabilities risk to be deprived of their freedom and their right to play in spite of the efforts made by adults in the familiar, educational and rehabilitation context. This work investigates the adults' role in letting children with Cerebral Palsy acquiring play skills through a playful interaction with a robot. The originality of this research lies in evaluating the prompt fading technique in a playful environment given that this strategy has so far, in fact, only been applied to contexts of rehabilitation and learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology Research Series
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameAssistive Technology Research Series
ISSN (Print)1383813X
ISSN (Electronic)18798071


  • Children with Cerebral Palsy
  • Play
  • Prompt-fading
  • Social Robots

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)


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