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Language assessment and training support system (LATSS) for Down syndrome children under 6 years old

Supriyanto, Eko and Meng Kuan, Tan and Kee Jiar, Yeo (2010) Language assessment and training support system (LATSS) for Down syndrome children under 6 years old. WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications, 7 (8). 1058 - 1067. ISSN 1790-0832

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Theoretically and generally, Down syndrome children in this study are defined as children who are proven scientifically and medically of their impairment in mental health or developmental abilities. Although some of the limitations of Down syndrome children cannot be overcome, early childhood intervention is proven to be able to improve the quality of their lives. Early childhood intervention includes screening for common problems, and vocational training can improve the development of the Down syndrome children. The language ability is emphasized in this study as the speech and language skill of Down syndrome children are significantly delayed – more delayed than non-verbal abilities. Besides that, the speech and language skill underpin social and cognitive development, therefore affecting all aspects of development. In other words, improving the language ability of individuals with Down syndrome will improve all aspects of their development and quality of lives. In this study, the support system provides the most effective assessment and training method for language ability to the children. This software utilizes speech recognition technology, with modified internationally recognized curriculum, implemented in C sharp programming language. In conclusion, the result of this study is expected to be beneficial and able to assist parents and trainers on effective language training for Down syndrome children.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:support system, language training, language assessment, downsyndrome children, speech recognition, early intervention program
Subjects:T Technology
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:26243
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:29 Jun 2012 01:24
Last Modified:19 Aug 2014 01:42

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