Analysis of Mobile Application Trends for Speech and Language Therapy of Children with Disabilities in Korea

국내 장애 아동을 위한 언어치료용 모바일 어플리케이션 현황 분석

  • Received : 2015.08.04
  • Accepted : 2015.09.01
  • Published : 2015.09.30


This study investigated the trends of mobile applications which were developed for prompting speech and language skills for children with disabilities, and analyzed the function and contents of these applications as a tool of speech and language therapy. For this analysis, twenty applications among 71 ones were selected according to the exclusion criteria. These applications were classified by the 8 using types of contents and analyzed the function of mobile applications by the revised mobile contents evaluation standard (ease of use, value of education, interest level, and interactivity). As a results, applications for augmentative and alternative communication were developed much more than any other types. And the ease of use got the highest score whereas the interest level got the lowest score in whole evaluation analysis. The result of this study would suggest way to evaluate applications for speech language therapy and to contribute to developing the contents and function of mobile applications aims to help children with disabilities improving their speech and language skills.


Grant : 청각장애 아동의 의사소통 능력 향상을 위한 언어치료 어플리케이션 개발

Supported by : 중소기업청


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