December 10, 2013

Designing for Children with Learning Differences

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The Health Design Lab will be collaborating with Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School on an exciting project to develop art and design teaching materials that might facilitate creative learning by students with learning differences. ECUAD Research Assistant Caylee Raber will be working onsite at KGMS, observing, co-teaching with staff in as many different classes, age groups and teachers as possible. Data is being collected in pilot classes using an assessment instrument developed on site. The assessment aims to measure spatial reasoning ability and pre / post effects of  intervention.  A secondary outcome of the project will be the design of an app for  students with dyslexia in collaboration with RA Brenna Randlett.

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood  School is a centre of excellence in developmentally informed instruction that empowers children with learning disabilities in a passionate, progressive and inspiring learning environment. Located in North Vancouver, KGMS is in its fortieth year of dedicated service to the unique and diverse learning needs of its students.

The Health Design Lab is looking forward to the results of this partnership led by Director Jonathan Aitken.


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