Visual-feedback in an interactive environment for speech-language therapy

André Grossinho, João Magalhães, Sofia Cavaco


By combining visual-feedback and motivational elements, a speech therapy computer-based system can offer new approaches with various advantages when compared to traditional speech therapy techniques. Through visual-feedback and adaptation of traditional speech sound exercises, it is possible to create an engaging environment with motivation focused elements. These elements can be used in an interactive environment that motivates the therapy attendee towards better performances. Hereby we present an interactive gamified environment for speech therapy that combines visual-feedback and motivational components. The results from a survey and a usability study suggest that children can show more interest in the speech therapy sessions when the proposed environment is used.


 DOI: 10.21437/WOCCI.2017-6

Cite as: Grossinho, A., Magalhães, J., Cavaco, S. (2017) Visual-feedback in an interactive environment for speech-language therapy. Proc. WOCCI 2017: 6th International Workshop on Child Computer Interaction, 34-39, DOI: 10.21437/WOCCI.2017-6.


@inproceedings{Grossinho2017,
  author={André Grossinho and João Magalhães and Sofia Cavaco},
  title={Visual-feedback in an interactive environment for speech-language therapy},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. WOCCI 2017: 6th International Workshop on Child Computer Interaction},
  pages={34--39},
  doi={10.21437/WOCCI.2017-6},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/WOCCI.2017-6}
}