Watching LEGO Batman For Science!

It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it.

All hooked up

Tad is taking part in another autism study at the University of Washington.  This one is focused on how kids on the spectrum in “middle childhood” (ages 8-13) continue to learn new skills.

The headphones that he is wearing sounds a beep, and then the sensor arching from the helmet delivers a soft puff of air.  There is also a sensor built in to measure exactly when he blinks. The idea is to see if he begins to close his eye when he just hears the beep instead of reacting to the puff of air.  Theoretically, it’s testing the ability of older kids on the spectrum to learn and adapt – something that is heavily pushed in early intervention, because brain function is still developing, but tests like these are measuring whether age is an inhibiting factor in learning a new skill.

I look forward to seeing the results of this one!

Plus, Tad is earning a little LEGO money for himself (after his mother takes her cut off the top for gas and coffee).  Having to sit for a few sessions watching LEGO Batman DVDs is a good gig, if you can get it!

2 Responses to “Watching LEGO Batman For Science!”

  1. Nana
    August 11th, 2016 07:13

    Way to go!

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