Learning for Children–Exploration Software Headlines Educational Session

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (October 27, 2009) – AT KidSystems(TM), the manufacturer and distributor of educational and therapeutic products, will demonstrate the effectiveness of Cosmo’s Learning Systems and Learning for Children – Exploration during the inaugural 2009 Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) Chicago Conference and Exhibition on October 28-31.  The innovative product line from AT KidSystems will be exhibited in Booth 606.

Learning for Children – Exploration software will be highlighted in an educational session during the ATIA Chicago Conference.  AT KidSystems will show how the Learning for Children – Exploration software can be used to evaluate children for kindergarten readiness as well as identify potential issues related to developmental language disorders, autism, and developmental delays in children ages 3-6 years.  The educational session, “Providing Effective Computer Experiences for Children with ASD,” will also highlight the effectiveness of the software as an intervention tool for children with autism ages 3-6 years.  Presenting at this session is the nationally recognized autism researcher, Dr. Carole Samango-Sprouse, and Erin Lavin of AT KidSystems.  The session will be held on October 29 beginning at 9:15 a.m. in room Schaumberg G.

The “Learning for Children – Exploration” software program focuses on educational content including auditory discrimination, concept formation, visual perception, simple logic, and reasoning.  This software allows up to 25 users and collects valuable data related to each child’s performance.  “Learning for Children – Exploration” can also be used with the computer access device, Mission Control, a component of Cosmo’s Learning Systems.  Learning for Children – Exploration will be featured in the ATIA’s Passport to Prizes program.

Cosmo’s Learning Systems engages children with a developmental age of 2-to-8 years.  Children with and without disabilities can use Mission Control to engage CosmoBot in exploring numerous activities featured in Cosmo’s Play and Learn software.  Mission Control is a versatile computer access device with four (4) aFFx(TM) activators and a built-in microphone.  Cosmo’s Play and Learn software provides engaging content while supporting customized educational and rehabilitation goals as well as tracking data.

The 2009 ATIA Chicago Conference and Exhibition is being held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumberg, Illinois, on October 28-31.  The Chicago show will feature more than 150 educational sessions and more than 100 industry vendors exhibiting the latest in assistive technology products and services.  To learn more about the 2009 ATIA Chicago, go to www.atia.org/events.