Monotropism

Source: This Article has been Edited for Accessibility Monotropism, a typical feature of autism, is when an individual has a restricted range of interests and can only pay attention to what is in his or her attention tunnel. This hypothesis was published in 2005 and was developed by Dinah Murray, a Doctor of Philosophy; Mike Lesser, a mathematician; […]

Cutting Edge Virtual Reality Pens Bring New Precision to 3D Drawing

A pen. Doesn’t sound particularly innovative or special, right? Despite the inventive potential of this everyday writing instrument, it’s certainly not considered cutting edge; pens have been around in various, evolving forms for eons. But combine a writing instrument with virtual reality and you may just have the next wave of creative revolution in the […]

Deciphering Dyslexia: The Paradox of the Differently-Wired Brain

By Daria Costello Dyslexia has long been a generic term, even a terminological catch-all, encompassing a range of classifications, symptoms, and diagnoses. It’s remarkable how much disparity there is in understanding dyslexia and its causes and treatments, despite having been first identified and labeled by doctors in Europe over a century ago.[i] Generally recognized at its […]

Typewriter

“Typerwriter” was published on wikipedia.org, and is shown here in it’s original form.  However, this version is designed for W3C, accessibility compliance.  A typewriter is a mechanical or electromechanical machine for writing characters similar to those produced by printer’s movable type. Typically, a typewriter has an array of keys, each of which causes a different single character to be produced on the paper by […]

Dyscalculia : Causes, Symptoms, and Prevalence

Dyscalculia, in broad terms, is a life-long learning disability pertaining to numbers and arithmetic skills. It is sometimes confused with math anxiety, which has a different pathology, but which often presents in similar ways. This article deals mostly with ‘developmental dyscalculia’, which is distinguishable from ‘acquired dyscalculia’ in that the latter is as a result […]

I Write, Therefore I Am: Assistive Technology Bridges The Handwriting Gap

As technology advances, there is help available for those suffering from impairments related to writing. Dyslexia, for example, creates problems for young people learning to write. When others can’t understand what they express with pencil and paper, their broader educational interests may be stifled.  In the context of social communication, writing is even more important […]