Microsoft Kinect and Autism

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Microsoft Kinect and Autism

  1. 1. Microsoft Kinect and Autism Susan McCarthy @LittleAngelsSch #tmnw
  2. 2. WHAT IS AUTISM? Triad of Impairments Social Communication Interaction Imagination
  3. 3. • Social • PhysicalAdvantages of using • Kinaesthetic Kinect for • Playful learning Children • Highly engagingwith Autism • Shared attention • Common goal
  4. 4. Where are all the Kinect Apps?
  5. 5. There are 3gamesavailablecommerciallywhich mypupils engagewith
  6. 6. • Somantics – www.somantics.org Open- • Reactickles – www.reactickles.org Source • Visikord –Software www.visikord.com KinectSEN – • www.kinectsen.wikispaces.com
  7. 7. Kinect2ScratchDeveloped by Stephen HowellTwitter @saorogAvailable at www.scratch.saorog.comLeap Motion Demo : Leap Controller with Scratch Demo - YouTube
  8. 8. Kinect and Autism on Pinterest www.littleangelsschool.net
  9. 9. For people withoutdisabilities, technology makesthings easier, for people withdisabilities technology makes thingspossible.Mary Pat Radabaugh, Director, IM National Support Centrefor Persons with Disabilities, 1988

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