Digital Interactive Narrative Tools for Facilitating Communication with Children During Counseling

A Case for Audiology

Sarune Baceviciute, Katharina R.R. Albæk, Aleksandar Arsovski, Luis Emilio Bruni

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Abstract

In this article we explore the means by which state-of-the-art knowledge on children counseling techniques can be combined with digital interactive narrative tools to facilitate communication with children during counseling sessions. The field of “narrative play therapy” could profit from the reconciliation between free-play and narratives afforded by interactive digital tools in order to promote children‟s engagement. We present a digital interactive narrative application integrated with a “step-by-step” guide to the counselor, which could be adapted to many different situations and contexts where an adult professional counselor (or therapists) needs to establish a trustful and efficient communication with children. Furthermore, the tool was specifically customized to pediatric audiology counseling. Our evaluation shows that the tool maintains the centrality of the child‟s perspective thanks to the emergent interactive storytelling process. At the same time the counselor is given the means for obtaining valuable information for guiding and structuring the therapeutic process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInteractive Storytelling : 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012
Number of pages12
Volume7648
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2012
Pages48-59
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Conference in Interactive Storytelling (ICIDS 2012) - San Sebastián, Spain
Duration: 12 Nov 201215 Nov 2012

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ConferenceInternational Conference in Interactive Storytelling (ICIDS 2012)
CountrySpain
CitySan Sebastián
Period12/11/201215/11/2012
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN0302-9743

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Keywords

  • Digital Interactive Storytelling
  • Interactive Narratives
  • Emergent Narratives
  • Narrative Play Therapy
  • Children‟s Counseling
  • Pediatric Audiology Counseling
  • Digital Tools in Counseling

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Baceviciute, S., Albæk, K. R. R., Arsovski, A., & Bruni, L. E. (2012). Digital Interactive Narrative Tools for Facilitating Communication with Children During Counseling: A Case for Audiology. In Interactive Storytelling: 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012 (Vol. 7648, pp. 48-59). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34851-8_5
Baceviciute, Sarune ; Albæk, Katharina R.R. ; Arsovski, Aleksandar ; Bruni, Luis Emilio. / Digital Interactive Narrative Tools for Facilitating Communication with Children During Counseling : A Case for Audiology. Interactive Storytelling: 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012. Vol. 7648 Springer, 2012. pp. 48-59 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).
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Digital Interactive Narrative Tools for Facilitating Communication with Children During Counseling : A Case for Audiology. / Baceviciute, Sarune; Albæk, Katharina R.R.; Arsovski, Aleksandar; Bruni, Luis Emilio.

Interactive Storytelling: 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012. Vol. 7648 Springer, 2012. p. 48-59 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science).

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Baceviciute S, Albæk KRR, Arsovski A, Bruni LE. Digital Interactive Narrative Tools for Facilitating Communication with Children During Counseling: A Case for Audiology. In Interactive Storytelling: 5th International Conference, ICIDS 2012. Vol. 7648. Springer. 2012. p. 48-59. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34851-8_5