Using Games for the Phonetics Awareness of Children with Down Syndrome

  • José Simão
  • Luísa Cotrim
  • Teresa Condeço
  • Tiago Cardoso
  • Miguel Palha
  • Yves Rybarczyk
  • José Barata
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 176)

Abstract

Computers and technology can play a key role in supporting learning, namely for students with special educational needs. Nevertheless, despite the emphasis the society puts on the use of technology and its fast proliferation in the area of education, few initiatives focus on the specific needs of children with disabilities. Motivated by this gap, this research work proposes a computer assisted education application that targets to teach talking and reading through games. The work described herein was carried out in close cooperation with Centro Diferenças - Centro de Desenvolvimento Infantil, a child-care institution that works with children with distinct growth disorders, namely the Down syndrome.

Keywords

Down syndrome Multi-platform PhaserJS Educational games Neuro-development E-learning 

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Copyright information

© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • José Simão
    • 1
  • Luísa Cotrim
    • 2
  • Teresa Condeço
    • 2
  • Tiago Cardoso
    • 1
  • Miguel Palha
    • 2
  • Yves Rybarczyk
    • 1
    • 3
  • José Barata
    • 1
  1. 1.UNINOVA, DEE, FCTUniversidade Nova de LisboaCaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Centro Diferenças – Centro de Desenvolvimento InfantilCaparicaPortugal
  3. 3.MISTUniversidade Tecnológica IndoaméricaQuitoEcuador

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