|Título||Tic @ ula : Diseño de una Herramienta Tecnológica para Fortalecer la Alfabetización de Niños con Capacidades Intelectuales Diferentes|
|Tipo de publicación||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Autores||Jadan-Guerrero, J, Guerrero, LA|
|Palabras clave||children with intellectual disabilities, IEEE LOM standard, learning objects, literacy acquisition, virtual repository|
Literacy development is an essential process for people with intellectual disabilities. Otherwise, they will have additional difficulties in their daily life activities and hence their social inclusion. It is a big challenge for parents and teachers, but it is easier if the process begins since children. In this paper we present Tic@ula, a web framework for creating, centralizing and sharing learning objects based on IEEE LOM standard. Tic@ula pretends to enhance the adaptation of the resources for literacy to the Costa Rican reality and extend its application to children with moderate intellectual disability. The resources are based on the literacy method proposed by Spanish authors in their book “Down syndrome: reading and writing”. The method and the resources were evaluated in a case of study. The preliminary results showed that the method not only can be applied in local context but also assists to teachers and parents to design and use literacy resources for special education.