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Welcome to the Australian home of Emotiplay!


What is Emotiplay?

Developed by a team of experts, EmotiTeam is a research-based user-oriented tool to teach children about emotions in a systematic yet engaging way.

EmotiPlay - An Interactive Online Emotion Training Program for Children with Autism

  • A therapeutic-educational platform for social skills training aimed at children with autism aged 4-11.

  • An emotion recognition and understanding program for constant practice - that is accessible anywhere, anytime!

  • Developed in cooperation with leading experts and researchers in the field of autism from around the world.

  • A research-based tool. A research about the content has shown a major improvement in the emotion recognition skills of children with autism.



SYSTEM COMPONENTS
  • The course content includes: dozens of animated video lessons; basic modality-focused practice activities (face/voice/body activities); advanced integrative tasks; quizzes and tests.
  • A PBL (Project Based Learning) app
  • A personal journal for documenting “take-home” material for everyday and long-term use.
  • Tools to track and monitor the child's progress.
  • A closed private and safe social learning environment.
SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT
  • The learning content is presented in an appealing way as part of a closed, safe and private social app that includes:

    A child app
  • A group feed
  • A personal diary

THE LEARNING PROGRAM


The program was created using a spiral development process that included teams of researchers from relevant fields, such as emotion perception, developmental psychology, human-machine interaction, and autism.


Stimuli such as images, sound and video clips are used in the lessons, activities and games to enhance generalization. All the stimuli were created and validated by research teams. 

Strict scientific methodology was used to make sure that the visual and auditory "clues" are primary indicators of the emotions being taught.

The child works with an adult mediator (the “personal trainer”) who can be a therapist, a teacher or a parent. Together they engage in interactive as well as hands-on tasks to enhance emotion recognition and understanding, theory of mind abilities, and generalization.


INVOLVEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND THEIR FAMILIES


Children with autism and their families were part of the development process and played a major role in content selection, UI design, system usability and much more. The process was aimed at ensuring that the system and content will optimally serve the needs of the target audience, namely highly functioning children with autism, aged 4-11.


EFFECTIVENESS


The effectiveness of the learning content was tested on groups of autistic children. The results indicated that using the system significantly improved their emotion recognition abilities as well as general socio-emotional indicators.


TESTIMONIALS

"My son never talked about emotions. When angry or distressed, he would throw himself on the floor or even knock his head against it. After learning about "anger" in the program, he came back from school one day and instead of those "autistic" behaviors, he told me: I'm angry. A few days later he said to me: "I love you" for the first time.

“T was very excited about “researching emotions” in the program. After a while he started to make observations about people, using the terminology and clues taught in the program, and I was amazed to realize that he is actually using them to interpret what other people around him feel.”

“I was pleased to hear from H’s teacher that the program was a subject of conversation between H and his friends at school. H would show the tasks to his friends in order to share his experiences – something he never did before. He even began to ask his friends at school about their emotions.”



Where do you get Emotiplay?