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Development of mobile application for autistic children using augmentative and alternative communication technique

Wan Ahmad, Wan Fatimah and Hashim, Ahmad Sobri and Mazlan, Aaina Nadia (2017) Development of mobile application for autistic children using augmentative and alternative communication technique. In: 6th International Conference on Computing & Informatics (ICOCI2017), 25 - 27 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur.

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Communication is essentially a perfect approach to start and end everyday life routines. It is exceedingly critical to maintain one’s life whether it is verbal or nonverbal communication. As the number of autistic children is increasing, the children experience in having problems in communication. Furthermore, there is a lack of mobile learning application in Malay on speech and language.The objective of this paper includes reporting on the development and evaluation of user acceptance of an Android based application using Augmentative and Alternative Communication technique.Suara Saya is a developed mobile application which will act as a learning-based and communication-based application.Rapid Application Development methodology has been applied in the development.The tools used include Android Studio, Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Adobe.User acceptance testing has been conducted to 13 participants which consist of speech therapists, teachers and parents.A survey has been conducted after they have gone through the application. Results have shown that the teachers and parents are willing to use the app for their children and they believed that the usage of mobile phones will benefit children with autism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: eISSN 2289-7402 e-ISBN 978-967-0910-33-8 Organized by: School of Computing, Universiti Utara Malaysia Sintok.
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile application; augmentative and alternative communication; autism
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2017 01:14
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2017 01:14
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/22838

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