Multimedia tool for the treatment of dyslexia and dyscalculia
Authors: Daniel Ripalda, Mario Piedra, Miguel Cobos
Abstract: Specific learning disorders constitute a varied group of alterations or difficulties that can cause problems not only at school, but throughout life. These disorders can be evidenced, in the first years of schooling, when children present problems in reading, writing and numerical reasoning.Once the diagnosis is established, the experts develop treatments that generally require specialized teaching materials that, due to the technological gap, are often scarce, expensive and difficult to access, especially in developing countries. This study is based on the analysis of the skills that children with learning disorders have in front of the computer, with this information the tool GARABATO which in English means scribble. was conceptualized and developed. It is a multimedia tool developed in Unity that offers the possibility that children and therapists can develop exercises as part of the treatment of dyslexia and dyscalculia, using drawing as a developmental catalyst. This paper describes the tool design process, its development and implementation; In addition, it offers a comparison of results with other teaching materials, measuring the progress of children in specific areas and competencies that are part of the treatment.
Keywords: Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Multimedia
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