Michael Leventhal's Blog (9)

What do you think about pre-bundling video clips for lesson plans?

I grab YouTube clips that effectively communicate multi-step tasks to moderate to severely involved students on the Spectrum. I find that using sequential clips engages students quickly, more effectively and for longer periods of time.

I would like to collaborate with people who think this could prove valuable and would like to explore the potential.

Use Video Tab. Search: "Hygiene", "Oral Hygiene" and "Use a Tissue"

Added by Michael Leventhal on June 6, 2009 at 5:25pm — 1 Comment

Video modeling clips

For the past 2 years, I have used the computer to successfully engage nearly 200 language-impaired students on the Spectrum in activities that promote metacognition, language and communication. I believe the computer is an under-utilized tool that can be of immediate benefit to any classroom without regard to academic, social, intellectual or communication skills.



For additional background information, please check out Pivotal Response Therapy and the Koegel Autism Center… Continue

Added by Michael Leventhal on June 6, 2009 at 5:03pm — No Comments

Meet Commander Phil. And listen

Autism Processing Information #6

Added by Michael Leventhal on June 6, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Meet Allyson. And listen.

Forgotten Child

Added by Michael Leventhal on June 6, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Inviting educators and researchers to contribute to the first Zagat-style rating guide to technology for autism

I am organizing a web collaboration to assemble the first Consumer's Guide to Technology used or proposed for use in educating children on the Autism Spectrum. To be created by the people who use technology with children: parents, teachers, related service providers, clinicians. Created for the same people.



This zagat-style guide will offer an easier, more informative means of comparing current DVDs, programs, sites using both objective measures as well as accurate, anecdotal… Continue

Added by Michael Leventhal on May 26, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

Projects that will change education: Collaboration for autism

The first user's guide to technology used with autism. Rated and reported through by international network of parents and teachers. Can you help?

Added by Michael Leventhal on May 23, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Inventions that will change education: Wearable Communication for $300



I participate in Innovative Technology For Autism, started by Katherina Boser Chair of Innovative Technology for Autism Committee at Autism Speaks. This group works to connect researchers with the autism community.



The Sixth Sense is one of many practical,cutting-edge tools that will be adapted to serve Special Needs children.



I would use it to enable my autistic students to photograph and save images from a neighborhood trip for later discussion.… Continue

Added by Michael Leventhal on May 23, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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