The Magic Stone: A Video Game to Improve Communication Skills of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Mario Corrales-Astorgano, David Escudero-Mancebo, César González-Ferreras, Yurena Gutiérrez-González, Valle Flores-Lucas, Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo, Lourdes Aguilar-Cuevas


“The Magic Stone” is a video game whose main aim is to help people with Down syndrome to improve communication skills that have been affected due to their disability, especially those related with prosody. The interface of the video game includes a number of elements to motivate the users to practice and train their pronunciation. The usability tests of the system have reported high degrees of satisfaction of users and trainers. Perception tests have permitted to confirm that players improve the use of prosody with the use.


Cite as

Corrales-Astorgano, M., Escudero-Mancebo, D., González-Ferreras, C., Gutiérrez-González, Y., Flores-Lucas, V., Cardeñoso-Payo, V., Aguilar-Cuevas, L. (2016) The Magic Stone: A Video Game to Improve Communication Skills of People with Intellectual Disabilities. Proc. Interspeech 2016, 1565-1566.

Bibtex
@inproceedings{Corrales-Astorgano+2016,
author={Mario Corrales-Astorgano and David Escudero-Mancebo and César González-Ferreras and Yurena Gutiérrez-González and Valle Flores-Lucas and Valentín Cardeñoso-Payo and Lourdes Aguilar-Cuevas},
title={The Magic Stone: A Video Game to Improve Communication Skills of People with Intellectual Disabilities},
year=2016,
booktitle={Interspeech 2016},
pages={1565--1566}
}