LinguaBytes: An interactive, tangible play and learning device to enhance early language and literacy development for young children with multiple disabilities

Hans van Balkom, Bart Hengeveld, Caroline Hummels, Jan de Moor, Kees Overbeeke, Riny Voort

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Abstract

Children with multiple disabilties are confronted with severe limitations in language and literacy development at early age. AAC integrated in a computer-based, interactive play-/learning device with tangible objects and a program based on interactive story-telling and anchored instruction enhances and improves opportunities for an earlier and more effective breakthrough to language and literacy competences. This product, called LinguaBytes, will be developed in a three-year research project for multiple disabled children at pre-school age.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges for Assistive Technology. AAATE 07
Pages499-502
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007

Publication series

NameAssistive Technology Research Series
Volume20
ISSN (Print)1383-813X
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8071

Keywords

  • assistive technology
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Children with multiple disabilities
  • early literacy
  • tangible interaction

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    van Balkom, H., Hengeveld, B., Hummels, C., de Moor, J., Overbeeke, K., & Voort, R. (2007). LinguaBytes: An interactive, tangible play and learning device to enhance early language and literacy development for young children with multiple disabilities. In Challenges for Assistive Technology. AAATE 07 (pp. 499-502). (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 20).