Mobile Game Development for Children with Down Syndrome

Ceren Cubukcu, Murat Kaan Canbazoglu, Yigit Ozerdem

Abstract


Children with diagnosis of down syndrome has different kinds of personalities, mental states, and talents similar to other children. The key point is that every child needs proper support at the right time. There are options like special education programs, physical and other therapies, and play groups. However, there are not any electronic games to support the education and improvement of these children. The goal of this study is to develop a mobile game for children with down syndrome, in order to help them learn everyday knowledge by using a mobile device such as a smart phone or a tablet. In most cases pedagogues use puzzle or paper based card games to teach these children the necessary knowledge they need to maintain their lives. This study aims to optimize the learning process of children with down syndrome by providing educators electronic games they can use to teach them in a mobile application which will enrich the teaching process in addition to update their teaching methods to Industry 4.0 standards.

Keywords


Software development; game development; industry 4.0; children with down syndrome; m-learning; mobile based game learning

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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