An exploratory study of children’s pretend play when using a switch-controlled assistive robot to manipulate toys

Adriana Maria Rios Rincon, Kim Adams, Lina M. Becerra Puyo, Javier L. Castellanos Cruz, María F. Gómez Medina, Al M. Cook, Pedro Encarnação

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An exploratory study of children’s pretend play when using a switch-controlled assistive robot to manipulate toys Show all authors Kim D Adams, Adriana M Rios Rincón, Lina M Becerra Puyo, ... First Published January 12, 2017 Research Article Download PDFPDF download for An exploratory study of children’s pretend play when using a switch-controlled assistive robot to manipulate toys Article information Article has an altmetric score of 1 No Access Abstract Introduction Assistive robots could be a means for children with physical disabilities to manipulate toys and for occupational therapists to track children’s play development. This study aimed to (a) establish if free play set-ups without and with a robot would elicit a developmental sequence of play in typically developing children, (b) determine if the robot affected children’s play and (c) observe the play schemes that children performed. Method An experimental crossover design was conducted. Thirty typically developing children between the ages of 3 and 8 years old performed free play activities with conventional toys or unstructured materials without and with a switch-controlled Lego Mindstorms robot. Children’s pretend and functional play was analyzed using a coding scheme developed for the present study. Results There was a trend, increasing with age, for pretend play without the robot with unstructured materials (p = .002), and with the robot, for conventional toys (p = 0.015) and unstructured materials (p = 0.027). Younger children exhibited more pretend play without the robot than with it. Conclusion Assistive robots and appropriate play set-ups can provide a method to measure the play development level of children with disabilities, and support pretend play. Suggestions to support pretend play when children with disabilities use assistive robots are discussed.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)216
Número de páginas224
PublicaciónBritish Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volumen80
N.º4
EstadoPublished - feb 15 2017

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Play and Playthings
Disabled Children
Flax
Cross-Over Studies
Research Design

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Rios Rincon, A. M., Adams, K., Becerra Puyo, L. M., Castellanos Cruz, J. L., Gómez Medina, M. F., Cook, A. M., & Encarnação, P. (2017). An exploratory study of children’s pretend play when using a switch-controlled assistive robot to manipulate toys. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(4), 216.
Rios Rincon, Adriana Maria ; Adams, Kim ; Becerra Puyo, Lina M. ; Castellanos Cruz, Javier L. ; Gómez Medina, María F. ; Cook, Al M. ; Encarnação, Pedro. / An exploratory study of children’s pretend play when using a switch-controlled assistive robot to manipulate toys. En: British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2017 ; Vol. 80, N.º 4. pp. 216.
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Rios Rincon, AM, Adams, K, Becerra Puyo, LM, Castellanos Cruz, JL, Gómez Medina, MF, Cook, AM & Encarnação, P 2017, 'An exploratory study of children’s pretend play when using a switch-controlled assistive robot to manipulate toys', British Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol. 80, n.º 4, pp. 216.

An exploratory study of children’s pretend play when using a switch-controlled assistive robot to manipulate toys. / Rios Rincon, Adriana Maria; Adams, Kim; Becerra Puyo, Lina M.; Castellanos Cruz, Javier L.; Gómez Medina, María F.; Cook, Al M.; Encarnação, Pedro.

En: British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Vol. 80, N.º 4, 15.02.2017, p. 216.

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Rios Rincon AM, Adams K, Becerra Puyo LM, Castellanos Cruz JL, Gómez Medina MF, Cook AM y otros. An exploratory study of children’s pretend play when using a switch-controlled assistive robot to manipulate toys. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2017 feb 15;80(4):216.