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“SynMax”: A Mathematics Application Tool for Down Syndrome Children

Shafie, Afza and Wan Ahmad, Wan Fatimah and Mohd, Nadhrah and Barnachea, Josefina Janier and Taha, Mohamad Faisal and Lob Yusuff, Rahmah (2013) “SynMax”: A Mathematics Application Tool for Down Syndrome Children. [Citation Index Journal]

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Abstract

Research has shown that the number skills delayed relative to reading skills for Down Syndrome (DS) children. The DS children use the same learning strategy as the normal children, but their learning stages develop more slowly. A possible solution using computer based application, which the children can interact with material that have the integration of visual information and auditory. This paper describes the design, implementation and evaluation of a computer application for learning basic numeracy skills for DS. This application consists of three modules; learning identifying numbers, matching and counting. Dual Coding theory, Schema learning theory and Rapid Application Development (RAD) is employed in the design. Initial user acceptance test of the prototype has shown positive results.

Item Type:Citation Index Journal
Impact Factor:0.535
Subjects:L Education > LC Special aspects of education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Academic Subject One:Mathematics application tool
Departments / MOR / COE:Research Institutes > Megacities
ID Code:11070
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Wan Fatimah Wan Ahmad
Deposited On:16 Feb 2014 23:41
Last Modified:16 Feb 2014 23:41

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