In 2004, The US Dept. of Education Steppingstones for Technology funded research at the Helen Keller Institute for Human disAbilities at George Mason University. Its mission was to determine how to best modify instruction with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. There research was based on Precision Teaching and the Least Prompt Method of Applied Behavior Analysis.
In 2006, I began to collect and use the data observed from video to guide the instructional approaches of 'coaches' and 'specialists' who worked with our kids. I have 3 Sons - Benjamin (13) and Timothy(12) are diagnosed with Autism, and Micheal (my oldest) is in an NT in college.
In 2008, A Deeper View licensed the KIHd System from George Mason University to commercialize. The first step of commercializing the tools build by Dr. Behrmann and his team was to construct a working Prototype. My entire goal of this effort was to help those who help others, to follow a pattern of what is helpful for each Individual and enable as high a quality of life as possible.
This KIHd System tool is designed to be a 'collaborative calculator of observation' with 'longitudinal data reporting'.
My wish is for it to be deployed with the service providers and educators working with students with learning disabilities so Individualized Instruction can be supported for as long as it is needed, and faded to independent when mastered.
Please Help me - to Help others, who support Many that need the tools to be successful.
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