Towards Designing Tangible Interaction for Children with Dyslexia in Learning the Malay Language

  • Siti Nurliana Jamali
  • Novia Admodisastro
  • Siti Suhaila Abdul Hamid
  • Azrina Kamaruddin
  • Abdul Azim Abd Ghani
  • Sa’adah Hassan
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 700)


In this paper, we provide a study of tangible interaction (TI) based on theories and related works for dyslexic children. The study is an attempt to investigate TI for dyslexic children in learning Malay language in Malaysia primary schools. TI has tremendous contribution in supporting dyslexic children to enhance their way of learning process. However, TI that were developed currently have different capabilities and purposes. For example, current works currently only developed for other languages like English, Mandarin and Dutch. The TI model for English or other languages may not be suitable to be adopted directly for the Malay language due to differences of letter sound, morphology and etc. There were nine related works reviewed in this study. Based on these previous related works and learning theories we designed a conceptual TI model for dyslexic children in learning the Malay language.


Tangible interaction Dyslexia Children Language difficulty Malay language 



Special thanks to Dyslexia Association Malaysia (DAM) for great assistance in this research. We would also like to thank the University for funding the research to conduct the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siti Nurliana Jamali
    • 1
  • Novia Admodisastro
    • 1
  • Siti Suhaila Abdul Hamid
    • 1
  • Azrina Kamaruddin
    • 1
  • Abdul Azim Abd Ghani
    • 1
  • Sa’adah Hassan
    • 1
  1. 1.Universiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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