Follow the bouncing ball

Adults and elders can have a variety of priorities when selecting assistive technologies–efficiency, cost, portability, durability, etc. Kids tend to have one: whether or not the technology makes them look cooler, or at least as cool, as their peers. Take speech therapy software, which has tended to have exercises such as using specific tones to move a monkey up a tree; hokey for kids, and probably of minimal interest to most adults. How much more groovy (that word’s back in circulation, right?!) to consider use of the Scoring Karaoke Game, which allows users to pick their own songs and then score points for staying on pitch. Any speech therapists want to comment on how this could be used or modified in their practice?

OhGizmo: This Karaoke Machine Keeps Score

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