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The Effects of Animation on the Identification of Target Symbols in the Communication Board for Aphasics

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2011, 12(4), pp.523-535
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Song Ki Bum 1 Choi, Yang-Gyu 1

1대구대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine the animation effect on identification of target graphic symbols for aphasics. For such purpose, the experiment was performed for evaluating and comparing the reaction time and error rate of identification for two types of symbols, the animated and static graphic symbols. 10 aphasics participated in the experiment. As experimental materials the four types of emotional symbols(happy, anger, sad, and afraid) were selected from PCS, Picsyms, and Makaton symbols. The animated symbols were the transformed versions of the emotional graphic symbols. The reaction times and accuracy on identification for animated symbols were compared with those for static graphic symbols. The findings of the experiment showed that the reaction time of animated symbols were not significantly shorter than those of static graphic symbols, but the errors of animated symbols were significantly smaller than those of graphic symbols for aphasics. The results suggested that AAC system using the animated symbols for aphasics is more effective. The guidelines for the effective AAC system design were discussed in the final section.

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