A Web-Based Framework for Personalised Language Rehabilitation
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameBachelor of Science with Honours
This research project presents the research and development of web-based framework for simple language rehabilitation software that personalises to patient needs. This prototype uses a simple language task to demonstrate the viability of complete system that rehabilitates communication for people with Aphasia (PWA). Current rehabilitation techniques are repetitive and drill-based with little personalisation. Personalisation has been shown to enhance learning and maintain motivation in educational systems. We implement these same techniques in the application framework with the aim of enhancing quality of therapy and motivation in aphasic people. PWA can use the software independently and still receive a degree of personalised therapy without a human speech and language pathologist. Intelligent and adaptive software in this space does not currently exist. The framework uses Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) techniques to achieve this goal. The ASPIRE ITS authoring tool was used to author a simple language tutor whose components would be integrated into the prototype framework. The domain ontology was constructed, task sets created, constraints generated, and feedback messages customised. This project found that the framework was viable, but that some functionality provided by ASPIRE may be insufficient. The components of the framework are designed to be modular, this way the constraints or feedback could be extended or replaced to meet future requirements.
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