Effects of Integrating Augmented Reality in Early Childhood Special Education
Savitha K.K1, Renumol V.G2

1Savitha K.K , Division of IT, School of Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India.
2Renumol V.G, Division of IT, School of Engineering,Cochin University of Science and Technology, India. 

Manuscript received on 06 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 12 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 7864-7867 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C6552098319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C6552.098319

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Abstract: Various research studies showed the praiseful impact of technology tools in the education process of the special kids. The intention of this comparative study was to explore how Augmented Reality (AR) based educational application would support mild and moderate Intellectually Disabled (ID) chil-dren of age 5-10. Eight ID students from a Block Resource Center in Kerala, India were participated in this study. They were divided into two groups. Children with hyperactivity were selected as experimental group, and they had extra support from AR-based tool via smartphone. The control group students were trained by using conventional method. After measuring the parameters such as learning outcome, response to the learning material, learning time and memory capacity, the data has been analyzed. From the analysis results, it noticed that the participants from the experimental group exhibited improve-ments in all the parameters than those in the control group. In addition to the experiment, a survey was conducted among their parents and the resource teachers to know their feedback about the effectiveness of the application. The observed parameters and the survey results indicate that the implementation of AR-based educational applications in early childhood special education system is worth to explore further.
Keywords: Augmented Reality, Early Childhood Special Education, Intellectual Disability, Special Educational Need.

Scope of the Article:
Augmented Reality