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Have you ever been in a situation where you are presenting to an audience with deaf or hard of hearing folks and you don’t have a sign language interpreter available? If you have access to a computer with Microsoft Power Point and a mic, you can generate real time captions for your audience wi…
20 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Carl Sundberg, PhD, BCBA-D Behavior Analysis Center for Autism and David Celiberti, PhD, BCBA-D Association for Science in Autism Treatment. To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website at www.asatonline.org. You can also sign up for ASAT’s free new…
4 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Imagine telling your students to sit down at the table for math. You finally get 4 students seated, but then you turn your back for two seconds to grab the materials for your lesson, and in the meantime, two kids pop up and run back to their preferred activities. Scenarios like these make me want t…
11 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Researchers in China have invented a smart bandage that kills bacteria and heals wounds while visually showing how it’s doing it. The bandage, that is green in color, turns yellow if it detects a bacterial infection, at which point it releases an in-built antibiotic to treat the bacteria. H…
13 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
Innovation doesn’t cease to amaze us, does it? Continuing similar creativity that this dad came up with for his daughter, the AbleGamers Charity, along with AT Makers, has come up with an adapter called Freedom Wing that connects a person’s wheelchair to XBox so they can use the wheelcha…
14 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
A parent writes:  “Dear Behavior BFF, My son likes to talk about the Octonauts (Cartoon). If I hear one more thing about Kwazii the cat, I may stab myself in the ear. Help!” I think so many parents can make this exact statement, just change out Octonauts for whatever your kid is into right now: S…
31.01.2020 · From Different Roads to Learning
You may have seen or heard about Virtual Reality recently – mostly about how real and entertaining it can be. A specialist care facility in Berkshire, England is taking advantage of VR and using it to make children with Autism comfortable with new places and environments. Children with sensory…
27.01.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Take A Deep Breath This advice seems so absolutely silly and obvious. I used to hate when people would tell me to take a deep breath. “Got it. I’m breathing. I’m not going to suffocate myself. Chill.” But then I realized that sometimes in a crisis I jump in split-second too early. Yes, when ther…
24.01.2020 · From Different Roads to Learning
Rory Steel, a UK resident and father of two children with hereditary spastic paraplegia that affects their motor skills, has created an amazing accessible controller that makes playing complex games on Nintendo Switch very easy for his children. Rory took the XBox Adaptive Controller, patiently a…
22.01.2020 · From Assistive Technology Blog
One of my favorite textbooks about ABA is Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education: Achievements, Challenges, and Opportunities. And one of my favorite chapters in that book is called “Building Behaviors versus Suppressing Behaviors,” which focuses on school-wide positive behavior change This is…
17.01.2020 · From Different Roads to Learning