Interactive book app in bahasa melayu for typically developing children aged from four to six as a speech therapy aid

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Interactive book app is defined as the app which is used for practicing speech language and literacy skills for children. Language development is the process by which children come to understand and communicate language during early childhood. Delayed language development will have negative effects on children’s daily life. Language development is one of the most important issues in children development. In the past few years, different kinds of interactive book apps have been developed. It has been proven that interactive story book app plays an important role in children's language development. However, it is difficult to find a suitable app for children, especially for Malay language. This study aims to develop a suitable interactive book app as a speech therapy aid for typically developing children aged from 4 to 6 years. In this research, the survey was conducted among typically developing children aged from 4 to 6 years and their parents to get the requirement for the interactive book app. The questionnaire included the basic information about parents and children, requirement of content and requirement of function. The collected data was analyzed by using the Statistical Package for Social Science. According to analysis result, the interactive book app was developed using Java and Android studio. The target for the app is speech therapy. As a speech therapy aid, the interactive book app uses three kinds of speech therapy strategies, including: Language intervention activities, Articulation therapy and Oral-motor therapy. The speech-language pathologists can use the app to help children do speech therapy activities easily and correctly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3819-3832
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
Volume97
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

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Keywords

  • Interactive book app
  • Language development
  • Malay language
  • Speech therapy aid
  • Typically developing children

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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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