Therapeutic serious game design guidelines for stimulating cognitive abilities of children with speech and language delay

Nadia Akma Ahmad Zaki, Tengku Siti Meriam Tengku Wook, Kartini Ahmad

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Abstract

The creation of an effective therapeutic serious game (TSG) is highly dependent upon its design and the fundamental knowledge of the users. Furthermore, the TSG is designed for a purpose to the users by incorporating the needs of the users in all design components. Although numerous studies have been conducted on guidelines for designing serious games, to date, studies on the specific TSG's design guidelines for stimulating the cognitive ability of children with speech and language delay (CSLD) has yet to be comprehensively studied. Therefore, this study focuses on the set of design guidelines for the development of TSG for CSLD, specifically on cognitive stimulation. The TSG design guidelines in this paper are derived through the study of relevant literature, and best practices gained from interviews with experts in the area of speech pathology. These guidelines would be useful for researchers and game designers to design TSG for CSLD focusing on cognitive stimulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-312
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Information and Communication Technology
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017

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Keywords

  • Children with speech and language delay
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Design guidelines
  • Serious games
  • Therapeutic

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Therapeutic serious game design guidelines for stimulating cognitive abilities of children with speech and language delay. / Ahmad Zaki, Nadia Akma; Tengku Wook, Tengku Siti Meriam; Ahmad, Kartini.

In: Journal of Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 16, No. 2, 01.12.2017, p. 284-312.

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