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Multi-Touch Collaborative Gesture Recognition Based User Interfaces as Behavioral Interventions for Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Review

Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Child Computer Interaction, Multi-Touch User Interfaces, Behavioral Interventions.

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 35 ,  Issue 4


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