As a mother of three children on the autism spectrum, Laura
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The videos, which are accessible via the company’s website and an option far more affordable than traditional therapy, helps children with autism to see “auditory and visual anomalies embedded in the editing process that ensures information is learned in the active network.”
A study from Stanford found that people with autism actually have a hyper-connected default network — or quite simply, the part of the brain used in daydreaming and dreaming.
“It is the same with any of us who wake up from a dream,” she said. “As the minutes go by, we forget the dream.”
To maximize the efficiency of your autistic child’s development and increase learning in the active network, Kasbar recommends making the program a part of your daily routine, saying “It should be
Best of all, the program’s tools are passive — meaning it’s not dependent on the will of participants, who can often times find it difficult to concentrate or feel motivated. By watching the videos, Kasbar reveals viewers will receive the same neurological benefits as if they were actually doing the exercise themselves.
When it comes assistive technology for children on the autism spectrum, the mother of seven believes video modeling is an operative way to teach speech and reading skills, revealing that many using her program are making great improvements.
“It appears that about 90 percent of people who stick with [Gemiini] for at least a year, see vocal speech come, even if they hadn’t seen it with years of therapy,” she said.
But while she sees technologies evolving to better help those with autism and becoming more visually interactive with eye tracking and facial recognition for a speedier conversation on the disorder, she calls it a Catch-22.
“We don’t want people to become so dependent that they don’t develop vocal verbal speech,” she said. “But we want to give them every help to communicate.”
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