Leveraging Technology for Children with Autism Webinar
Jiyhun Lee, Ph.D., Marc Sickel and Dr. Randy Cohen discuss the research and practical applications of utilizing technology interventions for movement development for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
CLEVELAND, OHIO, October 3, 2023 – Trazer Inc., an innovative leader in movement technology, is excited to host a discussion on intervention strategies presented in the research paper: Computer Assisted Gamification as an Approach to Support Movement Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. TRAZER VP of Elite Sports Performance & Clinical Education, Dr. Randy Cohen will moderate the discussion with the paper’s author Jiyhun Lee, Ph.D. and Marc Sickel, a researcher leveraging technology in his work with children and adults on the autism spectrum.
Participation is free and registration is open at: https://university.trazer.com/webinars-asd
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on autism cite a significant increase (100+%) in numbers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) since 2000.
- 1 in 36 children in the U.S. have autism, up from the previous rate of 1 in 44.
- Boys are nearly 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
“Current treatments for ASD seek to reduce symptoms that interfere with daily functioning and quality of life. ASD affects each person differently, accordingly, people on the autism spectrum have unique strengths and challenges and different needs. Therefore, treatment plans usually involve multiple professionals and are catered toward the individual.”
Source: Hyman, S.L., Levy, S.E., Myers, S.M., & AAP Council on Children with Disabilities, Section on developmental and behavioral pediatrics. (2020). Identification, evaluation, and management of children with autism spectrum disorder. Pediatrics, 145(1), e20193447
Challenges for children on the autism spectrum can include posture, coordination and motor planning, and both gross and fine motor delays and/or atypical motor patterns. Physical therapy and interventions as suggested in Dr. Lee’s research, which she will discuss in the webinar, examines some of the approaches clinicians and families take to address challenges. TRAZER has been used with children on the autism spectrum at Fitness for Health to improve movement, function and focus. Marc Sickel will share experiences from his work.
TRAZER is a leading innovator in technology designed for physical rehabilitation, athletic training, and enhancing human performance, regardless of age or physical capability. Aligned perfectly at the point where biology, technology, and data intersect, the TRAZER System captures what the naked eye alone cannot. Through immersive simulation, reaction-based challenges, and motion capture technology, TRAZER generates data that is predictive, prescriptive, and preventative. With applications across the continuum of an individual’s movement history, TRAZER is currently in use by organizations in outpatient rehabilitation, senior care, sports, and elite military training. The benefits of TRAZER are also being explored in work with children on the autism spectrum.
About Fitness for Health
In 1989, Marc Sickel founded a company that would help families address the same challenges he faced as a child growing up with special needs—not just the physical challenges, but the emotional challenges as well. From that idea, Fitness for Health was born. His unique perspective has enabled Fitness for Health to create unique solutions that really work—even for families who have tried just about everything.
Elsa Guerrero, Chief Marketing Officer