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Design for self-reporting psychological health in children with intellectual disabilities

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In this paper, we describe the development and initial results of an interactive touch based questionnaire aiming to support selfreporting of the psychological health among children with intellectual disabilities (ID) aged 12-15. The questionnaire was developed in co-operation with pupils and teachers in special education and is tailored to assess psychological health, peerrelations, school- and family environment in youths with various disabilities. Preliminary results indicate that the application can be reliably completed by pupils without assistance from adults, independent of the youth's level of word comprehension and reading ability. The application allow for children with ID to selfreport on psychological health, an essential first step in order to understand factors that contribute to variation in psychological health. This information can be the ground for designs that can change the everyday life for all children and youth with a chronic intellectual disability. The project is still ongoing, and the contribution of this paper is the lessons learned from developing a questionnaire that support self-reporting and assessment of psychological health in children with intellectual disabilities. Copyright is held by the owner/author(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IDC 2015 : The 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Publication year21 Jun 2015
Pages279-282
Article number2771896
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335904
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: 21 Jun 201524 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2015
LandUnited States
ByBoston
Periode21/06/201524/06/2015
SponsorACM SIGCHI
SeriesProceedings of IDC 2015: The 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

    Research areas

  • Children, Intellectual disabilities, Psychological health, Questionnaire, Special education, User-centred design, CCTD

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