The device will provide an alternative to the Phillips lite aid. The product should allow the children to practice auditory and color recognition, as well as motor control.
The proposed device is a full version of the prototype that was completed last semester. The device will feature a 2x2 grid of peg holds, each featuring an indicator light and color sensor. The device will also house an LCD screen and buttons for the operator and a speaker give instructions and positive audio feedback. The general use process would be to have the teacher select the particular 1 of 3 recognition skills for the student to practice. For example if the students needed to practice auditory recognition, the teacher would select this and the Arduino would play through the speaker for example "Blue peg". In which case the student would then need to insert the blue peg into the hole, wherein the computer would confirm or deny the selection. A similar process would be carried out for color and textual recognition.