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Old 08-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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Not for sale yet, but an interesting toy concept for children with autism

This is kind of a fascinating idea for a toy for children with autism to work on socialization skills.
http://autitoy.com/autiabout.html
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:18 AM   #2
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Thnaks for the link, looks interesting
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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Looks like the same concept and though process as My Keepon which was a waste of money. It hit the market at about $60 and a month later was on the clearance racks for $9.99. Personally I hate the name too. My son has been referred as "an auti" and I find it offensive. JMO thanks for sharing though, I'm interested in seeing the response when this hits the market.
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:11 PM   #4
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I'm thinking that the response to shouting and hitting is a bit off - people don't usually stop responding after a single hit or one loud statement. Kids would hit back, or yell back, etc. The reponses just aren't practical. Of course, you don't want to make a device that hits back, or bites, or smacks you, or screams!

It could be useful if you wanted to introduce a pet into the family - it would teach the child how to pet gently, I would think?
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I'm thinking that the response to shouting and hitting is a bit off - people don't usually stop responding after a single hit or one loud statement. Kids would hit back, or yell back, etc. The reponses just aren't practical. Of course, you don't want to make a device that hits back, or bites, or smacks you, or screams!

It could be useful if you wanted to introduce a pet into the family - it would teach the child how to pet gently, I would think?
I agree, I think it might be helpful for training for a pet but I don't know about social interactions. I am curious though. My students who are high functioning definitely don't stop after one hit either. If they are yelling or hitting, they go all out so I don't think this would help much.
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looks very interesting
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