Harvard researcher, Aditi Shankardass, Ph.D., discusses at a TED Talk how brain imaging is being used to properly identify mental disorders in children so that they can receive appropriate intervention. Could this be a resource for your child or student? What is the potential for this technology in the improvement of individualized instruction for different types of learners, I wonder?
The folks at Tri-Counties Regional Center publish a regular newsletter/magazine called TriLine for its consumers with developmental disabilities and their families, as well as its vendored service providers and interested members of the community.
The Winter 2010 issue has not yet been published to their site, but you can view past issues in their archives. They have nonetheless given us permission to republish one article from the Winter 2010 issue titled “The Power of Pets” that features one of the children from the KPS4Parents family, Alison La Douceur.
One of our readers submitted this link to butterscotch.com for a breath-controlled mouse for physically impaired computer users, as well as hands-free use for non-disabled folks. It can be used for smart phones, gaming systems, and GPS devices, as well as computers.
While it’s not out on the market yet, this could prove to be powerful assistive technology for people with limited motor skills once it is released. It’s expected to be released in Q2 or Q3 2010.