The application of computerized Chinese handwriting assessment tool to children with cerebral palsy

Hui Shan Lo, Chia Ling Chen, Hsieh Ching Chen, I. Hsuan Shen, Cecilia W P Li-Tzang

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The purpose of this research is to assess Chinese handwriting skills of children with cerebral palsy (CP) by computerized tool. This tool can provide immediate information about children's handwriting process and products. The parameters of process record the spatial and temporal characteristics of handwriting, which including the total writing time, on-paper time, in-air time, the ratio, and writing speed. The parameter of production is accuracy of handwriting. 14 children with CP and 13 typically developing children participated in this study. The results indicated that children with CP had significantly lower accuracy rate in Chinese handwriting. In addition, children with CP also demonstrated longer on-paper time and in-air time in writing Chinese. Further studies will focus on identifying clinical factors which result in the handwriting difficulties of children with CP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 14th International Conference, ICCHP 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)9783319085982
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2014 - Paris, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume8548 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2014


  • Cerebral palsy
  • Handwriting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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