Designing Software for Cognitive Training of Children with Learning Difficulties: The Memory Challenge Project PROCEEDINGS
Amal AlSuwaidan, AlJohara AlZahrani,, Eman Meldah, King Saud Universty, Saudi Arabia ; Haya AlNukhilan, King Saud Universtyy, Saudi Arabia ; Shaden AlIsmail, King Saud Universty, Saudi Arabia
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This project involves developing a computer-based stimulating adventure game aimed at enhancing the working memory skills of children with developmental disorders such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder (ADD). Weakness in working memory is a key characteristic of dyslexics and children with ADD. The software is comprised of games that teach well-defined strategies established in the field of cognitive psychology. The main problem that this project aims to address is the lack of software systems that are designed to develop learning skills of Arabic-speaking children, particularly people with Dyslexia and ADD. In this paper, we describe our design approach and the insights gained from involving users in different roles.
AlSuwaidan, A., AlZahrani,, A., Meldah, E., AlNukhilan, H. & AlIsmail, S. (2010). Designing Software for Cognitive Training of Children with Learning Difficulties: The Memory Challenge Project. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2010 (pp. 737-740). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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