The increasing influence of digital media on all aspects of life, especially the use of Internet and smartphone, has not left even the field of healthcare practice untouched. Telerehabilitation, implying the use of telecommunications in rehabilitation activities, is being used widely in the treatment of communication and mental health disorders. The use of telerehabilitation services makes rehabilitation more feasible, fast, time-saving and cost-effective for people who face constraints in physically presenting themselves to healthcare providers due to extent of retardation, illness or commuting issues. It is thus a boon for the people who stay in remote areas and have no access to healthcare professionals in close vicinity. Therefore, research is underway on the optimal means to deliver telerehabilitation services both locally and globally and is now seen as a critical activity in healthcare.

Chapter 11: Computer-assisted Programs for Children with Specific Learning Disorder: Implications and Challenges

Computer-assisted Programs for Children with Specific Learning Disorder: Implications and Challenges

Computer-assisted programs for children with specific learning disorder: Implications and challenges
Vimala Jayakrishna Kasturi Sanjeev Kumar Gupta

Introduction

Children, during their early developmental period, first learn to understand the spoken language and then to speak. During their school years, they learn to read, write and solve arithmetic as per their age and cognitive ability. However, every child would not be able to learn as per their age and ability. Across the globe, children with a specific learning disorder (SLD) are struggling to excel in academic life. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association 2013) considers an SLD to be ‘a type of Neurodevelopmental Disorder that impedes ...

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