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Conference proceedings article

Title Using Digital Exercises to Help Children with Cerebral Palsy in Primary Math Teaching: A Case Study
Author M. G. A. D. Reis, E. Peres, M. Bessa, António L. G. Valente, Raul Morais, Salviano F. S. P. Soares, J. Baptista, A. P. Aires, J. J. Escola, J. A. Bulas-Cruz, Manuel J. C. S. Reis
Booktitle 10th Int. Educational Technology Conf.
Address Albert Long Hall, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey
Volume III
Pages 1664-1669
Month April
Year 2010
Group
Group (before 2015) Signal Processing Laboratory
Indexed by ISI No
Scope International

Abstract

A satisfactory level of intellectual performance and social competence of a primary school pupil is indeed highly dependent on the type of participation parents offer their children, even though the educational role of parents are often ignored by various experimental works on educational learning models. Meanwhile, Internet may well provide a new paradigm, setting forth that education and communication approach is truly more complex than ever before. Hence, it is on the basis of such paradigm that we present a case study where a set of digital exercises were used in order to possibly improve the mathematical skills of pupils with cerebral palsy. Being part of an Internet based system to support students’ homework, the referred set of digital exercises proved to be the favorite among children, rather than exercises in paper form, also showing the children a fair more positive attitude. Furthermore, we have noticed that the use of computers has made children able to exercise and develop their tactile sensitivity and motor coordination

Keywords

  • Teaching/learning strategies
  • Improving teaching
  • Primary education
  • Cerebral palsy