A VISUAL TRAINING DEVICE FOR LEARNING CHINESE CHARACTER OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DYSLEXIA

Hanae Yamazoe, Takashi Kawai, Masutomo Miyao

Abstract

A visual training device (the visual training tool) has been developed to assist in the recognition and understanding of Chinese characters (Kanji). The visual training tool presents that strokes of a Kanji character are separated and reconstructed. The visual training tool method was more effective than the traditional Japanese teaching methods for learning Kanji among Japanese children with developmental dyslexia (Yamazoe et al., 2008). In the present study, we developed and evaluated the web-based visual training tool for Japanese children with developmental dyslexia. The findings of the present study indicate that the web-based visual training tool is effective for Japanese children with developmental dyslexia to memorize and to write Kanji strokes.

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Yamazoe H., Kawai T. and Miyao M. (2011). A VISUAL TRAINING DEVICE FOR LEARNING CHINESE CHARACTER OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DYSLEXIA . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8425-49-2, pages 386-389. DOI: 10.5220/0003327803860389


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu11,
author={Hanae Yamazoe and Takashi Kawai and Masutomo Miyao},
title={A VISUAL TRAINING DEVICE FOR LEARNING CHINESE CHARACTER OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DYSLEXIA},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2011},
pages={386-389},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003327803860389},
isbn={978-989-8425-49-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - A VISUAL TRAINING DEVICE FOR LEARNING CHINESE CHARACTER OF CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DYSLEXIA
SN - 978-989-8425-49-2
AU - Yamazoe H.
AU - Kawai T.
AU - Miyao M.
PY - 2011
SP - 386
EP - 389
DO - 10.5220/0003327803860389