As a speech therapist, I receive many children with language delays, who, depending on their age and the severity of their disorder, also have difficulties with basic concepts (colors and shapes, body schema, spatial and temporal organization, etc.). The therapist must therefore target this area during rehabilitation and help the child to acquire the missing concepts.
For this purpose, several methods and tools are available, but the Kitibook stands out from the crowd thanks to its advantageous features. The material of manufacture being the fabric constitutes for me the greatest quality of this game, in the sense that it allows the child who touches and feels its texture to use an additional sensory channel to retain the information which is presented to him. Indeed, the ability to simultaneously process several pieces of information in the same channel and maintain them in short-term memory is limited. The multiplication of sensory modalities therefore makes it possible to bypass the limits of short-term memory and consequently to facilitate learning.
It is also important to emphasize that the simplicity of the Kitibook makes it a perfectly suitable game not only for therapeutic use but also for preventive and daily use in the home. The lack of sensory and intellectual stimulation of children in recent years has only increased the need to provide them with targeted means of compensation. This game allows to maintain or restore a certain balance, since it solicits reasoning, enriches acquisitions, perfects fine motor skills, reinforces memorization, optimizes learning and supports the good development of the child.
Wissal AHRARDI, Speech therapist