Abstract—Special needs is defined as an individual with a mental, emotional, or physical disability. An individual with special needs may need help with communication, movement, self-care and decision-making. In this research, we design and develop a useful and usable technology called Kid Can Write. Kid can write aims to help students with learning disabilities in their writing. At first, the authors applied Nanci Bell's concept into the design. Nanci Bell’s concept states that concept imagery is the smallest part in processing a language and there is a way to stimulate the building of concept imagery using picture and question to lead the students to think along similarly and endeavor to describe the picture using more words, longer sentences and describe the picture in greater details. Furthermore, the authors combine the previous concept with the design and development of the word search function and word prediction function in order to enhance the students in their essay writing. Finally, the result reveals that majority of the participants who evaluate the Kid Can Write specifies the highest level of satisfaction, which is accounted for 60 percent. This is followed by the high level of satisfaction, which is accounted for 40 percent.
Index Terms—Assistive technology, computer human interaction, imagery, learning disabilities, usability engineering.
The authors are with the Assistive Technology and Medical Devices Research Center, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Pathumthani, 12120 Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Onintra Poobrasert and Natcha Satsutthi, "Computer Human Interaction in Kid Can Write: An Application for Students with Learning Disabilities," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 854-861, 2019.Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).