Software Package for Special Teaching and Testing of Children with Hearing and Speech Impairments

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Abstract

The paper presents a description of the software package (code name “Speech-Assistant”), intended for use in special education and testing of children with hearing and speech impairments, causing difficulties in mastering reading and writing skills. An attempt has been made to create a software package capable of sufficiently providing both the solution of various research problems and the expansion of opportunities for increasing the effectiveness of teaching and developmental lessons in practical application in the educational process. When designing it, the wishes of practicing special teachers (defectologists) and the results of studies of auditory perception and speech skills in children with hearing and speech disorders, carried out in the laboratory of speech psychophysiology of the Pavlov Institute of Physiology RAS. The complex includes three thematic blocks: “Learn to listen”, “Learn to read”, “Exercises”. The programs of the complex provide the convenience of the teacher's independent preparation of didactic material for the planned lessons, the implementation of a wide range of educational tasks, and their preservation for repeated use. In the process of conducting lessons, objective indicators of assignments are recorded, a digital archive of the training or testing results is automatically generated in the database in the form of personalized excel and wav-files. The article presents materials that illustrate the capabilities of the complex when performing tasks from the above thematic blocks. The approbation of the complex working was carried out within the framework of training sessions in 5-9th classes of a specialized school.

General Information

Keywords: special pedagogy, auditory perception, speech, reading, hearing and speech impairments, information technology.

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/psyedu.2022140106

Funding. The work was carried out within the framework of the state assignment under the Program of State Academies of Sciences on the topic AAAA-A18-118050790159-4 and the direction “Biological and Social Foundations of Inclusion” of the NCMU “Pavlov’s Center: Integrative Physiology for the Medicine, High-Tech Healthcare and Technologies of Stress Resistance”, implemented by with the financial support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (agreement No. 075-15-2020-921 of 13.11.2020).

Acknowledgements. The authors are grateful for support of the project to the scientific supervisor of the theme and direction “Biological and social foundations of inclusion” of the NCMU Ogorodnikova E.A.

Received: 07.11.2021

Accepted:

For citation: Stolyarova E.I., Belova N.Y., Solnushkin S.D., Chikhman V.N. Software Package for Special Teaching and Testing of Children with Hearing and Speech Impairments [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psychological-Educational Studies, 2022. Vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 77–94. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2022140106. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Elvira I. Stolyarova, Research Associate, Laboratory of Speech Psychophysiology, I.P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology, RAS, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4784-6156, e-mail: elvirast74@gmail.com

Nataliya Y. Belova, Teacher-Defectologist, School № 10 of Kalininsky district at Saint-Petersburg, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5821-3784, e-mail: belova_natasha09@mail.ru

Sergei D. Solnushkin, Senior Research Associate, Laboratory of Informational Technologies and Mathematical Modeling, Pavlov Institute of Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4009-6716, e-mail: solnushkin@list.ru

Valerii N. Chikhman, PhD in Engineering, Senior Research Associate, Head of Laboratory of Informational Technologies and Mathematical Modeling, Pavlov Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Science, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4955-4608, e-mail: v_c_pavlinst@mail.ru

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