1. Smithtown Central School District – Installs Sensory Therapeutic Room

      The Smithtown School District is dedicated to educating students to develop desired moral, ethical, and cultural values, to stimulate and expand a continual learning process and to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of the rights and responsibilities of American citizens, which will enable them to function effectively as independent individuals in a democratic society. One of the r…Read More

  2. Exergaming Can Improve Executive Function In Children With ADHD

      A new study has found that Exergaming can improve executive function in children with ADHD. As most people know, children with ADHD struggle with being to stay focused for long periods of time, which has a major effect on their performance in school. Using Exergame as a way for physical activity can become a safe space for children with special needs like ADHD or Autism. In the study, 51 ch…Read More

  3. Assistive Technology Can Benefit All Students

      Assistive technology tools have always been meant for students with learning disabilities but there is documented proof these tools can benefit all students. Assistive technology enables students with disabilities to compensate for the impairments they experience. This specialized technology promotes independence and decreases the need for other educational support. Appropriate assistive te…Read More

  4. Makoto Arena Interactive Gaming for Physical Therapy and Rehab

      Over the past decade, the concept of neuroplasticity – our ability to repair and re-grow neurological pathways – has advanced from hypothesis to accepted theory. Studies of therapies which combine cross-body movements with visual and auditory stimulus using the Makoto Arena, show significant improvement in visual, cardiovascular, and neurological performance. These improvements include …Read More

  5. Boulder Valley School District – Meadowlark Implements Exercise Learning Centers

      Meadowlark School is a collaborative learning community providing an innovative, meaningful, and engaging student-led educational experience.  This school in Boulder Valley School District inspires their students to pursue their passions and develop 21st century skills including communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity to solve authentic, real-world problems and to …Read More

  6. Levy Special Education Center Uses tWall for Sensory Room

      The mission of the Levy Special Education Center in Wichita, Kansas is to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment which promotes dignity and respect for the students and where individual needs of each student are met by a team of highly skilled, and caring professionals in ways that are purposeful, meaningful, and long lasting. Here at the Levy Special Education Center they have…Read More

  7. Exergaming: A Tool for Educational Challenges of ADHD

    By Dan Lawler, PhD “Schools can be an excruciating experience for kids with ADHD,” notes John Ratey, MD, of Harvard Medical School and author of SPARK:  The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.  It’s not that students with ADHD can’t focus, but that they can’t focus on command.  They are wired differently and working with that physiology can allow their potential for h…Read More

  8. Exergaming and the “Turned On” Brain By Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

    When I observed the positive effects our Exergaming lab had on our elementary school, I was convinced that every student should have access to this type of lab.  Nothing I had observed before motivated students to exercise with the enthusiasm and spirit that this lab created.  The lab had a remarkable impact on our student body's commitment to exercise and physical activity.  Students couldn't …Read More