Cognitive, Language, Learning Disabilities & Low Literacy

Here you will find a number of other interesting summative documents that do not deal with the DeveloperSpace topic (access to ICT), but provide a more spherical view of other aspects of disability.

Learn more about learning disabilities and how they affect an individual’s life also beyond academics.

Hakim Fluency Corpus

H. Hakim, N. Ratner

This work aims to understand a linguistic component to stuttering and investigate an experimental method for assessing the linguistic abilities of children with specifically language-impaired and children who stutter. Audio files contain the pariticpants' responses to non-word repetition tasks used as measures for children's linguistic abilities found to be correlated with vocabulary and reading skills.
Stutteringlanguage impaired

POLER Corpus

William D. Gaillard, M. Berl, N. Ratner, A. Strekas, M. Lowe

This dataset is part of the project Plasticity of Language in Epilepsy Research and used to compare the language skills of two groups of children with epilepsy—those with recent onset seizures and those with more chronic seizure activity. Participanst were asked to perform standardized IQ and language testing and produce narratives to accompany the book Frog, Where Are You? (1969) for analysis of syntax, vocabulary and narrative components.
EpilepsyLocalization-related epilepsy

EllisWeismer Corpus

S. Weismer

This dataset is part of a project titled "Linguistic Processing in Specific Language Delay” and used to identify late talkers at risk for language disorders in order to provide them with earlier language intervention. Language sample collection was performed at the yearly assessment visits at different ages, and studies have examined lexical, morphological, and discourse processing.
Late talkersLanguage development

FluencyBank Voices-AWC Corpus

Y. Zaalen

This work aims to capture participants’ experience of stuttering to buid a new instrument (OASES) for measuring the overall impact of stuttering. Each participant completed a reading task and an interview to learn more about the behaviors and affective/cognitive features of living with cluttering.
ClutteringFluency disordersDysfluencies

WLA4ND: a Wearable Dataset of Learning Activities for Young Adults with Neurodiversity to Provide Support in Education

H. Zheng, P. Mahapasuthanon, Y. Chen, H. Rangwala, A. Evmenova, V. Motti

The dataset consists of data collected with smartwatch built-in sensors, representing learning activities from participants with neurodiversity, which can be used for activity recognition, automatic labeling, and assistive wearable applications. The activities include reading, writing, typing, answering follow-up questions, and off-task that are collected using motion sensors and a heart rate sensor.
NeurodiversityAutism Spectrum DisordersAttention Deficit and Hyperactivity DisorderIntellectual and Developmental Disability

Autism detection based on eye movement sequences on the web: a scanpath trend analysis approach

S. Eraslan, Y. Yesilada, V. Yaneva, S. Harper

Dataset of eye tracking fixations and scanpaths is collected to perform scanpath trend analysis, in order to assess the similarity of trends between people with autism and neurotypical people Eye tracking data is collected as people with autism and neurotypical people surf through 6 websites for performing 2 tasks.
Eye trackingAutism detection

Learning to Predict Autism Spectrum Disorder based on the Visual Patterns of Eye-tracking Scanpaths

R. Carette, M. Elbattah, F. Cilia, G. Dequen, J. Guérin, J. Bosche

This work supports ASD diagnoses in early stage development using eye-tracking scanpaths, Participants were shown videos of vaying length and the eye movement was then tracked.
Eye trackingeye-tracking


Maria K. Wolters, J. Kilgour, Sarah E. MacPherson, M. Dzikovska, Johanna D. Moore

Older people with and without cognitive impairment or dementia were recruited to collect their spoken interactions with a voice interface to design Intelligent Cognitive Assistants. The corpus consists of transcribed spoken interactions collected through a calendar app interface on an iPad 2 tablet.
Cognitive impairmentDementiaAlzheimer's disease