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Engineers at De Montfort University have found an ingenious and inexpensive way of creating prosthetics. These engineers ground regular plastic bottles down and created polyester yarns from them. They then proceeded to create sockets that join prosthetic limbs to the body. Through this project, t…
15 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
This month’s response comes from Dr. Bryan J. Blair. The original discussion questions can be found in last week’s post. Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page! One of my early applied behavior analysis (ABA) supervisors used to say that the hardest part …
15 hours ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Whether we are at home or work, we don’t really pay attention to the many sounds that surround us, and that we depend on to take action. Think of the microwave beeping – if it beeps, our food is cooked. If an infant is crying, we need to feed her or stop doing what we are doing and atten…
4 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
One of the tenets of ABA is to provide evidence-based practice. The best way to help us do this is to keep up with the literature! Each month, Sam Blanco, PhD, LBA, BCBA will select one journal article and provide discussion questions for professionals working within the ABA community. The following…
8 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Cashel Enterprises, LLC (DE) has launched a Kickstarter for their new product HealthWhale, the next best thing in Disability Technology. HealthWhale, which is being released online and is soon to be released via mobile app, is designed for anyone who suffers a disabling event which classifies them f…
12 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
This month’s ASAT feature comes to us from Ennio Cipani, Ph.D. To learn more about ASAT, please visit their website at www.asatonline.org. You can also sign up for ASAT’s free newsletter, Science in Autism Treatment, and like them on Facebook! I am a new teacher who will have a stu…
09.08.2019 · From Different Roads to Learning
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08.08.2019 · From Different Roads to Learning
Brad and Bryan Manning were diagnosed with Stargardt disease when they were very little. Since then, they have been known as the blind brothers. Stargardt is a form of macular degeneration that causes a person to lose their central vision, keeping their peripheral vision intact.  However, t…
07.08.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
ABA often gets a bad rap due to misunderstandings about reinforcement. In my career alone, I’ve had people tell me that people are not like rats and pigeons, that reinforcement harms intrinsic motivation, and that when I do produce behavior change, it has nothing to do with ABA but with my abilities…
02.08.2019 · From Different Roads to Learning
If you have ever walked into a restaurant and looked at a menu of food options, you more than likely understand what it is like to be presented with a choice of food reinforcers such as the burger with cheese and pickles vs. the burger with no cheese or the burger with no pickles or cheese. The…
26.07.2019 · From Different Roads to Learning