A natural user interface game for the evaluation of children with learning difficulties

Eleni Chatzidaki, Michalis Xenos, Charikleia Machaira


This paper presents Kin-LDD (stands for Kinaesthetic Learning Difficulties Diagnosis), which is a tool that supports the special educators during the assessment process of children's learning difficulties. Children using Kin-LDD, instead of participating in a tedious and extensive process, they are playing a game. The tool is using a natural user interface for the children-computer interaction, combining gestures and typical mouse usage. Kin-LDD provides a set of activities, by presenting the material in text, images, and sounds. Kin-LDD is also available to school teachers and parents, for the early identification of learning disabilities before engaging a special educator, but mostly is a tool for special educators to include the "fun" factor into the diagnostic process. The tool offers activities for spatial orientation, time orientation and storyboard sequencing and reports a set of key performance indicators, related to each child's performance in these activities, to the special educators helping them towards the diagnosis.


 DOI: 10.21437/WOCCI.2017-3

Cite as: Chatzidaki, E., Xenos, M., Machaira, C. (2017) A natural user interface game for the evaluation of children with learning difficulties. Proc. WOCCI 2017: 6th International Workshop on Child Computer Interaction, 17-22, DOI: 10.21437/WOCCI.2017-3.


@inproceedings{Chatzidaki2017,
  author={Eleni Chatzidaki and Michalis Xenos and Charikleia Machaira},
  title={A natural user interface game for the evaluation of children with learning difficulties},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. WOCCI 2017: 6th International Workshop on Child Computer Interaction},
  pages={17--22},
  doi={10.21437/WOCCI.2017-3},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.21437/WOCCI.2017-3}
}