Implementing a Web and Mobile Application "Grammar Structures and Adjectives" for Assisting Intellectually Disabled People

  • Santiago Loya-Nasimba Escuela Politécnica Nacional
Keywords: intellectual disability, prototyping, user experience

Abstract

This project was carried out in collaboration with INSFIDIM therapists, the institute's therapists encounter some difficulties when giving language therapy to their students with some type of disability, there is little specific digital pedagogical material for people with intellectual disabilities and in many cases, general applications have been used during therapies without obtaining good results. The objective of the project is to develop a web application and a mobile application so that it allows people with intellectual disabilities to improve their communication and language skills. The methodology used for the development of this project was incremental iterative development in combination with user experience and prototyping, the union of these is useful to validate the application requirements and obtain constant feedback at each step gives in the development of the application. Usability and satisfaction surveys conducted to evaluate prototypes of the application show that therapists have a quick understanding of the functionality and navigability of the application and agree with the design, information, and difficulty of the game levels to meet with his goal of teaching grammatical structures with adjectives. The developed application is easy to use for INSFIDIM therapists and students, therapists comment that the application will be of great help in the work they do with students to develop their comprehensive and expressive language.

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Author Biography

Santiago Loya-Nasimba, Escuela Politécnica Nacional

Ingeniero en Sistemas Informáticos y de computación graduado de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional. Su tesis está desarrollada tomando en cuenta las necesidades de personas con discapacidad en el ámbito educativo para encontrar soluciones a esta problemática.

Published
2022-01-03
Section
Research Articles for the Regular Issue