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More than 30 million people around the globe have speech impairments and rely on sign language for daily communication. To eliminate the barrier that comes with communicating with non-sign language users, Roy Allela has invented a glove that converts sign language into spoken words. Sign-IO, the…
5 hours ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
The Salad Shoppe curriculum was developed by dedicated special educators who aspire to change the face of vocational training. Working with a group of 8 young adults with varying abilities, these teachers were charged with teaching academics and supporting their transition into adulthood. This cu…
5 hours ago · From Different Roads to Learning
“Everything in this whole building makes me feel like I have traveled to the future.” Ninja Camper Microsoft will be conducting a 5 day boot camp during the week of August 12, 2019 at its headquarters in Redmond, WA for current 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students with disabilities …
5 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
I love token systems and use them frequently with my clients. Sometimes I use Velcro stars or stickers, or the Token Towers (which are great because you can hear the token going in the plastic tube.) It’s easy to vary the token system to fit the interests and age of a client I am working with. Howev…
6 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
If you opened a sliding door and entered a space with soft blankets, pillows, multicolored lights, speakers and air conditioning, where do you think you would be? If you answered “my personal heaven”, we may consider that as the right answer but we are really talking about a little po…
9 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
There is a common misconception that individuals with special needs require a slower pace of instruction. While they may require a slower pace through a curriculum, this does not mean that individual lessons should be taught at a slower pace. In fact, slowing the pace of instruction not only wastes …
13 days ago · From Different Roads to Learning
Huawei, a company known for its phones and tablets, has created a new storytelling app that uses artificial intelligence, a digital avatar and sign language in order to help deaf children learn to read. The StorySign app has a pre-built library of books that a parent or child can choose to read. …
01.01.2019 · From Assistive Technology Blog
Maybe you’ve never heard of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), or you’ve heard of them frequently but never been provided an explanation of how a BCBA differs from an ABA therapist. Here are a few things you should know: BCBAs are required to take extensive coursework in applied behavior ana…
28.12.2018 · From Different Roads to Learning
Technology can be a great addition to an educational or behaviorally supportive program for individuals with autism. It may be used as a powerful reinforcer for some, can facilitate language and communication, and help to organize and present visual and auditory cues efficiently. Items like tablets …
21.12.2018 · From Different Roads to Learning
We have learnt quite a bit about 3d printed prosthetics and how they can be created easily and inexpensively. Just like prosthetics and a lot of other things, 3d printing can be used to print another very commonly used assistive technology device – hearing aids. However, what is the reason for…
19.12.2018 · From Assistive Technology Blog