Brain plasticity

Not directly related to tablets, but interesting in terms of the use of tablets with disabled kids. A friend mentioned the book The Woman Who Changed Her Brain by Barbara Arrowsmith Young. This author believes through personal experience and her many years of study that brains are more plastic than we have supposed previously. A good short introduction to her book can be found at http://www.theguardian.com/science/2012/jun/12/barbara-arrowsmith-young-rebuilt-brain

What has this to do with tablets?

It underpins the theory and practice of building software for children with brain based disabilities. I am only beginning my research into what will make a good app for kids in this position, but this seems like a good place to start. I will read the book and see what I can make of it as a stimulus to recognising good useful software. So far I have tried a few different types of software with my young friend who is just about to turn 1. I don’t really have any set of criteria to use for selection, but hopefully I can do a bit of ferreting around and at least be able to make a few informed choices.

Thanks Ariel for the heads up.

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