The group recounts their weeks as Matt met Superbubz the first grade who
graduated high school, Lucas has made it through the week without wrecking
another car, and Ivan continues to do good work in the preschools. For
this week’s topics, the falling sales of Legos as compared to the rise of
tablets and the inclusion of eye gaze software into all situations.
Legos have suffered from the rise of touch screens but they are not going
away. Legos in the therapy room can be a very highly effective tool in
working with students with Autism and all students.
As large tech companies purchase eye gaze software, the opportunities to
use them continues to rise. Lucas offers his take on the use of eye gaze
software being able to be used on tablets and home computers.
This week is also the return for week 3 of Playing With Purpose. Emily
Cohen discusses the importance of outside play for the growth of language
and how to use it appropriately including building an out
Sitting down with Lucas Steuber is Bob Cunningham. Bob talks about his
history with AAC and how he became associated with Tobii. Bob also
describes the future of AAC and Eye Gaze. When a competitor releases a
new product, Bob discusses the response within Tobii.
Lastly, Speech Science supports ASHA’s call to arms to continue funding for
early hearing detection in NICUs and deliveries.