☰ REACH Segamat copyright(c) 2013, Ng Yee Jin

This app is designed to teach shape and colour recognition by allowing the child to interactively create objects with the shapes and colours that they choose. They learn direction by moving their shape up, down, left and right.

This app comes in 3 languages:

As you click on each command button, you hear the command voice and the shapes changes accordingly.

Being able to interactively create, change and move the shapes gives the child some control within the app, allowing learning to take place at their own pace.

The speech / voice control feature which allows the child to voice a command into the microphone in order to change the shape, colour or location of the object. This feature encourages clear diction and appropriate volume of speech and is also useful for those with fine motor challenges.

At this time (Nov 2013), the voice control feature is only available through Google Chrome Browser desktop and Google Chrome Browser for Android.

microphone

You are able to use the microphone. Click it to start speaking into the microphone. If the command word is pronounced correctly, the shape will change.

microphone

You are NOT able to use the microphone.

microphone

The microphone is active waiting for speech input.

There are many ways to use this app. Ask the child:

  • Make me a star
  • What is your favourite colour?
  • Move that object down
  • Please make me a blue circle
  • Please make me a purple star and move it here..

This app was designed for the children with special needs. It has features such as:

  • Minimal distraction
  • Easy to read fonts
  • Clear voices
  • Multi lingual (Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia) with local accents
  • Voice driven

REACH SegamatREACH Segamat is based in Segamat, Johor, Malaysia. We provide FREE services for autistic children and their families.

Our programmes are adopted from REACh Penang include one-to-one teaching, art and craft, music and pre-vocational training to help autistic children in their motor, mental, social and academic development besides helping them cope with mainstream education.

Special thanks to

  • Dr. Ng Chai Bing for commissioning this app
  • Ng Ji Lian for the English voice
  • Ng Yie Then for testing
  • Johanna Reivers for ideas and testing

Toh Ling LingMs Toh Ling Ling B.A., M.A. (UM) for the Malay & Mandarin voice, ideas and testing

June KorenTeacher June Koren and Teacher Tan for their input

Uncle Luis Su Wan RezUncle Luis Su Wan Rez for his testing

Programming: Ng Yee Jin

Copyright © 2013, Ng Yee Jin.

Shapes

Circle
Rectangle
Square
Triangle
Star
Oval
Red
Blue
Yellow
Green
Purple
Black
White
Up
Down
Left
Right