Families of children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis need a way to interact with Patient Education Materials (PEM) so that learning occurs at their own pace, on topics that are relevant to them. This paper proposes a novel, dialogue-based approach to address these needs. Using an extended version of Toulmin's model of argument as a theory-based classification method, we digitized paper-based PEM to render an interactive dialogue. The dialogue allows the user to explore a topic with respect to their interests and apprehensions as opposed to providing a static, generic document.
Keywords: Argument Theory; Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis; Patient Education.