The application of computer-based Chinese handwriting assessment system to children with dysgraphia

Ting Fang Wu, Guey Shya Chen, Hui Shan Lo

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop a computer-based Chinese handwriting assessing system. This on-line evaluation system consist two kinds of input modules, one is copying Chinese characters and the other is memory writing. This system can provide immediate information about students' handwriting process and products. The parameters of process record the spatial and temporal characteristics of handwriting, which including the total time of writing, on paper time, in air time, the ratio of in-air time/ on-paper time, and the speed. The parameter of production is accuracy of handwriting. 25 children aged between 8 and 10 years with dysgraphia and 50 typically developing children of similar age participated in this study. The results indicated that children with dysgraphia had significantly lower accuracy rate in both copy and memory writing tasks. Children with dysgraphia also demonstrated grater the ratio of in-air time/ on-paper time in both copy and memory writing complex characters. The system proposed in this study is able to record the real time handwriting performance of pupil with and without writing difficulties. The kinematic and kinetic indicators provide more information about how children control their motion when writing. Further studies can include more writing forms, such as copying, writing in memory, dictation, and free writing in the assessment system to comprehensively understand the writing problems of the children with dysgraphia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 14th International Conference, ICCHP 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages532-539
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783319085982
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 2014 Jul 92014 Jul 11

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8548 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2014
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period14/7/914/7/11

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Keywords

  • Children with Dysgraphia
  • Computer-Based Assessment
  • Handwriting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Wu, T. F., Chen, G. S., & Lo, H. S. (2014). The application of computer-based Chinese handwriting assessment system to children with dysgraphia. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 14th International Conference, ICCHP 2014, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 532-539). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8548 LNCS, No. PART 2). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08599-9_79