Game-Based Motion Sensing Game Training Systems to Improve Visual-Motor Integration for Children with Developmental Delay in Special Education


Visual perception dysfunction could hinder the participation in school activities, academic performance, and independence in daily living. These unsuccessful school experiences may further retard social and emotional development in children with disabilities. Effective therapy to enhance visual perceptual function is thus of paramount importance in facilitating integration into school life, and reducing the immediate burden and future expense on the society. Nevertheless, treatments have always emphasized on motor function training than visual perception for children with developmental disabilities. Besides, traditional visual perception training programs have less effect due to their limited scenario and lack of flexibility. Therefore, this study is aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a new visual perception training program by using game-based motion sensing game for children with developmental delay in special education. A Microsoft Kinect device is used to develop the training system, which can provide some abundant and moderately difficult games, and record the training progress. It can help the teachers to evaluate the effectiveness of visual-motor integration for children with developmental delay in special education.

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Tsung-Han Hsieh, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan.
Shinn-Horng Chen, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
Wen-Hsien Ho, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan

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Conference: ACEID2016
Stream: Educational change through technologies

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