T. Gargot, France

CHRU de Tours Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
I am a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (CAP) in EXcellence Center in Autism and neurodevelopmental disorders - Tours (ExAC-T). I do liaison psychiatry in a pediatric hospital and neurodevelopmental disorders specialised evaluation during my clinical activity. I am finishing a PhD in Computer Science with Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital in Tours "Algorithms and robotics allow to describe how we learn handwriting and how to better help children with difficulties". I was an active participant of EFPT recently. I am secretary of EPA psychotherapy section and Councillor of E-mental health section. I am interested in the use of new technologies (VR-robots, web app) in the rehabilitation of children with NDD (sensorimotor difficulties).

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EPA Course
Date
Sat, 10.04.2021
Session Time
14:00 - 16:00
Room
Courses Hall D
Session Description
The methodology of scientific method can be sometimes difficult to understand and implement in psychiatry. Different tools exist to help this process by collecting and interpreting data but they can sometimes be quite expensive. Here we will present free and open source softwares that help to communicate but also randomize, collect, interpret and publish data. These tools can be easily reused and shared. That could improve validity and reproducibility of scientific research. In order to be interactive, we will involve the participants in the collection of the data of a prototypical scientific study, an international cake testing database! (http://bit.ly/cakereport) We will see a study protocol and how we can pregister this protocol defining the primary outcome. Here what is the best cookie from 2 different brands? We will discuss the issue of sample selection. Who will taste the cookies? Randomizer.org will help us to attribute a condition (cookie A or B) to each subject. Limesurvey helps to run easy online surveys. What did you think about each characteristic of your cookie? R helps to analyse and plot the data. What the mean score? How to plot the results? Is the difference significant? GitHub helps to publish publicly or not our data and analysis script. ArXiv systems helps to publish early works and manuscripts before publication. Equator-network.org can give guidelines that could help to write scientific articles. We can promote our work then on wikipedia and discuss what are the advantages and issues to promote your own work on wikipedia.
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Course 04: Useful Open Science Tools to Do Research in Psychiatry (ID 196) No Topic Needed

Useful Open Science Tools to Do Research in Psychiatry

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Date
Sat, 10.04.2021
Session Time
14:00 - 16:00
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Courses Hall D
Lecture Time
14:00 - 16:00
Symposium: e-Mental Health and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis (ID 262) No Topic Needed

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Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
16:38 - 16:58
Symposium: e-Mental Health and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis (ID 262) No Topic Needed

S0040 - Diagnostic Automated Algorithms in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Focus on Automatic Motor Assessment

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Date
Sun, 11.04.2021
Session Time
15:30 - 17:00
Room
Channel 5
Lecture Time
16:21 - 16:38
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Difficulties in motor development are frequent and impairing. However, the assessment of these motor learning skills is difficult and limits early stage rehabilitation. Electronic sensors and algorithms can help to measure motor difficulties more easily and objectively. We will present a systematic review detailing these methods and challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Electronic tablets, give access to handwriting features that are not usually evaluated in classical assessments. We describe how such digital features (in static, dynamic, pressure, and tilt domains) allow diagnosing dysgraphia and how they evolve during children development. From a finer analysis, three different clusters of dysgraphia emerge, longitudinal studies will allow to underline different patterns of development that seemingly require tailored remediation strategies.

However, those digital features are not used in the context of conventional pen and paper therapies. It is possible to engage children with typical development in handwriting exercises by asking them to teach a robot to write. We implemented a long-term case study (20 sessions, 500 minutes in total) observing a child with severe Developmental Co-ordination Disorder who did not progress anymore with a classic pen and paper approach by enriching this setup with various training activities using real-time feedback loops (on tilt, pressure, dynamic, pauses). We show how this new method tackles previous child’s behaviour avoidances, boosting his motivation, and improving his motor and writing skills.

This talk demonstrates how new motor digital features allow the implementation of innovative motor remediation interventions, which rely on fostering children’s personal characteristics and adaptation skills.

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