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Enhancing Fine Motor Skills of Wards with Special Needs Using Cluster Model of Cognition

  • Nair, T. R. Gopalakrishnan
  • Rao, N. Sowjanya
  • Bukkambudhi, Ananda
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Publication Date
Jan 21, 2010
Submission Date
Jan 21, 2010
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Technology offers great potential to overcome physical barriers of human race. This paper presents the methods of enhanced learning applicable to children having special needs using better human-computer interaction. The Audio-Visual (AV) effects that the graphic tools or animations help in achieving better learning, understanding, remembering and performance from such students. The 3L-R Cluster Program Model enable them to look into pictures and animated objects while listening to the related audio. It also motivates them to do the FMS development activities like drawing, coloring, tracing etc., certain types of games in the clustered model will help the children to improve concentration, thinking, reasoning, cognitive skills and the eye-to hand co-ordination. Here we introduced a novel cluster model along with the methodology described which provides an ample exposure to the effectiveness of the training. Classify the students with similar problems or disability and the associated curriculum of modified teaching methodology to meet their special needs is met through the specialized IT tool which form a part of the cluster model. It ensures effective learning in wards by enhancing multifaceted interaction. The main objective of this paper is to support the development of Fine Motor Skills (FMS) of wards with special needs.

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