Journal article

Talking to Toddlers: Drawing on Mothers' Perceptions of Using Wearable and Mobile Technology in the Home

Dawn Choo, Shani Dettman, Richard Dowell, Robert Cowan, A Ryan (ed.), LK Schaper (ed.), S Whetton (ed.)

INTEGRATING AND CONNECTING CARE | IOS PRESS | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mother-child interactions often give rise to opportunities for early language learning in the context of everyday life. Persuasive technology has the potential to influence maternal language behaviours in the home and promote mothers' active engagement in the development of their children's communication skills. AIM: This paper explored maternal perceptions regarding the use of a language tracking wearable (Language Environment Analysis; LENA) device and a parent education smartphone application in an 8-week trial with their young children. METHODS: Mother/child dyads were enrolled in a feasibility trial designed to obtain objective auditory and linguistic data from each child's ..

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