Learning to Manage Child Tantrums Using MR

Learning to Manage Child Tantrums Using MR

Description:
We designed a MR simulation in which adults learn and practice behavior management strategies with a child avatar. In the first 5-minutes, adults learn effective positive attending (e.g., praising child behaviors) and selective ignoring skills to use during adult-child interactions. After the learning session, the adult enters a simulation in which a virtual avatar child has a tantrum. Based on the adult’s vocalizations and eye gaze, the tantrum escalates or deescalates.

Team:
Angela Blizzard: Principal Investigator/Project Lead
Mei-Ling Shyu: Engineering Lead
Jason Jent: Content Expert
Yudong Tao: Magic Leap Engineering Developer
Dainelys Garcia: Content Expert
William Rothenberg: Content Expert