DEVELOPMENT OF THE VIRTUAL ELA®-HOUSE

Milán Horváth, Csaba Dániel, Jacqueline Stark, Cecília Sik Lanyi

Abstract

In this paper, the rationale for the development and the process of creating the Virtual ELA® (Everyday Life Activities)-House are described. The Virtual ELA®-House is an innovative therapy program designed for use with clients with language and speech disorders and/or with other cognitive neuropsychological disorders, which result from brain damage, e.g. aphasia, apraxia of speech, neglect, etc. The Virtual Reality setting is chosen as a modern and relevant therapy setting which imitates real everyday life scenarios. Computer supported cognitive and language therapy allows for repetitive application in the clinical and home setting which is necessary for learning to take place. The advantages of employing a software program based on a Virtual Environment, in particular the Virtual ELA® -House, are discussed.

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in Harvard Style

Horváth M., Dániel C., Stark J. and Sik Lanyi C. (2008). DEVELOPMENT OF THE VIRTUAL ELA®-HOUSE . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: MCVE, (VISIGRAPP 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-20-3, pages 519-523. DOI: 10.5220/0001099205190523


in Bibtex Style

@conference{mcve08,
author={Milán Horváth and Csaba Dániel and Jacqueline Stark and Cecília Sik Lanyi},
title={DEVELOPMENT OF THE VIRTUAL ELA®-HOUSE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: MCVE, (VISIGRAPP 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={519-523},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001099205190523},
isbn={978-989-8111-20-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: MCVE, (VISIGRAPP 2008)
TI - DEVELOPMENT OF THE VIRTUAL ELA®-HOUSE
SN - 978-989-8111-20-3
AU - Horváth M.
AU - Dániel C.
AU - Stark J.
AU - Sik Lanyi C.
PY - 2008
SP - 519
EP - 523
DO - 10.5220/0001099205190523