A Narrative Game as an Educational Entertainment Resource to Teach Words to Children with Learning Deficits: A Feasibility Study

  • Marcos Alexandre Rose Silva
  • Débora Corrêa de Lima
  • Junia Coutinho Anacleto
  • Deisy das Graças de Souza
  • Claudia Maria Simões Martinez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6972)


We describe the use of an entertainment computer narrative game to teach words to a child in a special education process. In order to observe the potential of this kind of game, we chosen a child who has difficult to learn some words using a basic computer tool at writing learning special education environment. The results showed that narrative games and its entertainment resources can be a good way to allow child reads and writes words considering different sentences and contexts, as well as, resources of the game can be a useful strategy to engage child on the storytelling.


Narrative game writing special education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcos Alexandre Rose Silva
    • 1
  • Débora Corrêa de Lima
    • 2
  • Junia Coutinho Anacleto
    • 3
  • Deisy das Graças de Souza
    • 4
  • Claudia Maria Simões Martinez
    • 5
  1. 1.Phd program on computer scienceFederal University of São CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Phd program on special educationFederal University of São CarlosBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceFederal University of São CarlosBrazil
  4. 4.Department of PsycologistFederal University of São CarlosBrazil
  5. 5.Department of Occupational TherapyFederal University of São CarlosBrazil

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