What if Deaf children could learn to speak by playing computer games?
Children with hearing impairments generally find it difficult to learn to speak and quickly fall behind. Family and friends are major influences on language learning but can struggle to help.
Computer games on the other hand are fun, interactive and can motivate children. Computer games today, encourage and help children understand how they are heard and in effect teach them to speak.
Hannah is investigating how computer games can process children’s attempts at speech and provide the appropriate feedback tailored to the individual child's stage of learning.
Hannah Armitage, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Health, Arts and Design