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Mobile Social Network Services for Families With Children With Developmental Disabilities

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Li-Der Chou ; Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan ; Nien-Hwa Lai ; Yen-Wen Chen ; Yao-Jen Chang
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As Internet technologies evolve, their applications have changed various aspects of human life. Here, we attempt to examine their potential impact on services for families with developmentally delayed children. Our research is thus designed to utilize wireless mobile communication technologies, location services, and search technology in an effort to match families of specific needs with potential care providers. Based on the investigation conducted by our counselors, this paper describes a platform for smooth communication between professional communities and families with children with developmental disabilities (CDD). This research also looks into the impact of management of mobile social network services and training on the operation of these services. Interaction opportunities, care, and support to families with CDD are introduced.

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IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 4 )