Design and Implementation Framework of Mobile Assistive Application for Dyslexic Students

Michael Angelo P. Burac, Thelma Palaoag and Josephine Dela Cruz

Dyslexia learners are characterized by language learning disorder which results in having difficulty in mastering the skill to read, spell and write. Reading is a vital element in learning, most often, learners with dyslexia are challenged in mastering basic skills, thus there is a higher possibility that they are troubled in succeeding in school. Numerous works have been established to aid the challenges faced by dyslexia learners. With the growth of Mobile application development, it provides opportunities in optimizing the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools in improving the teaching and learning process with appropriate pedagogy. This study proposed a design and implementation framework for the development of a Mobile Assistive Application which addresses the specific requirements in teaching reading lessons to dyslexic Learners in the classroom setting. The model device platform composed of three layers: Presentation, Business Logic, and Data, and the web support which serves as the cloud encapsulates the mobile backend over the net, web application support, and Application Security. The qualitative research design was implemented as the researcher conducted an interview with the teachers who teach reading lessons for dyslexic students. Observation has been done to determine the strategies in the implementation of the instruction. Also, design factors have been considered such as font style, formatting, mobile application layouts, and teaching and learning strategies which is dyslexia friendly. This framework and design consideration is recommended for utilization and implementation to aid the education process using mobile learning.

Volume 12 | 01-Special Issue

Pages: 197-203

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP1/20201063