Design of an Educational Application for Applied Behavior Analysis and Discrete Trial Training

Barbara Zagajšek, Željka Car, and Jasmina Frey Škrinjar


Software design, Web services, Applied Behavior Analysis, Discrete Trial Training


This paper presents requirements and design of an educational mobile application based on augmentative and alternative communication and aimed for persons with complex communication needs. The application prototype has been evaluated during educational sessions with children with autism spectrum disorders. The educational objective is learning new words based on Applied Behavior Analysis and Discrete Trial Training educational methods. The paper describes and compares the initial application design and its adaptation for integration within a software platform for augmentative and alternative communication.

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