Bridging the gap in mobile interaction design for children with disabilities: Perspectives from a pediatric speech language pathologist

Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Yao Du, Katie SalenAbstractSpeech language pathologists (SLPs) work with children with diverse types of disabilities. Their clinical knowledge and experience using mobile technology can inform child-computer researchers novel design techniques to facilitate communication and learning for children with disabilities. This paper presents perspectives from an SLP through an overview of design challenges and opportunities for children with communication impairments across disciplines such as instructional design, game design, and therapy design. By illustrating two clinical decision-making models and implementing a design-based research framework, designers and researchers may benefit from collaborating with SLPs for ethnographically-informed participatory design practices. Preliminary results from an ongoing case study and future research agenda is also described.
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - Category: Child Development Source Type: research

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