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SLT-Game: Support System for Therapies of Children with Communication Disorders

  • Accel Guamán
  • Marcelo Álvarez V.
  • Jorge S. Sánchez
  • Víctor H. Andaluz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10851)

Abstract

This article proposes an application of assistance for speech and language therapies, aimed at children suffering from this pathology. The system was implemented in a virtual environment developed with the graphics engine Unity 3D, in order to provide an application that optimizes both the use of materials, infrastructure, time resources, among others. The developed system consists of five games based on Speech and Language Therapy, SLT, which encourage the child to perform the different exercises of the five areas of this disorder, hearing, structure and oral function, linguistic formulation, expressive language and Articulation, receptive language. The proposed tool allows the user to select both the work environment and the level of difficulty during the therapy process.

Keywords

Therapy Speech Language Android SLT Unity 3D 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors would like to thanks to the Corporación Ecuatoriana para el Desarrollo de la Investigación y Academia – CEDIA for the financing given to research, development, and innovation, through the CEPRA projects, especially the project CEPRA-XI-2017-06; Control Coordinado Multi-operador aplicado a un robot Manipulador Aéreo; also to Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Escuela Superior Politécnica de Chimborazo, and Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo, and Grupo de Investigación en Automatización, Robótica y Sistemas Inteligentes, GI-ARSI, for the support to develop this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPESangolquíEcuador

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