Answer Key: Google Glass and Autism

Lesson Plan:  Google Glass Helps Kids With Autism

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. autism |ˈôˌtizəm| noun a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. autistic |ôˈtistik| adjective relating to or affected by autism.
  2. privacy |ˈprīvəsē| noun -the state or condition of being free from being observed or disturbed by other people: she returned to the privacy of her own home.
  3. identify |īˈden(t)əˌfī| verb (identifies, identifying, identified) [with object] establish or indicate who or what (someone or something) is: the judge ordered that the girl not be identified.
  4. digital |ˈdijidl| adjective relating to, using, or storing data or information in the form of digital signals: digital TV | a digital recording.
  5. verify |ˈverəˌfī| verb (verifies, verifying, verified) [with object]  make sure or demonstrate that (something) is true, accurate, or justified: his conclusions have been verified by later experiments | [with clause] : “Can you verify that the guns are licensed?”
  6. effort  |ˈefərt| noun a vigorous or determined attempt: hammer birdhouses to country fenceposts in an effort to bring back the eastern bluebird.
  7. method |ˈmeTHəd| noun (often method for/of) a particular form of procedure for accomplishing or approaching something, especially a systematic or established one: a method for software maintenance | labor-intensive production methods.
  8. hullabaloo |ˌhələbəˈlo͞oˈhələbəˌlo͞o| noun [in singular] informal a commotion; a fuss: remember all the hullabaloo over the golf ball?
  9. software   |ˈsôf(t)wer| noun  the programs and other operating information used by a computer. Compare with hardware.
  10. commercialize |kəˈmərSHəˌlīz| verb [with object]  manage or exploit (an organization, activity, etc.) in a way designed to make a profit: the museum has been commercialized.

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary   

Grammar focus: Modal Verbs

  1. The Stanford study’s results show that the methods could help children like Esaïe .
  2. But even as these ideas spread, researchers warn that they will require rigorous testing.
  3. They could also measure changes in behavior.
  4. Google Glass, Mr. Voss thought, might improve on this common exercise.
  5. Google stopped selling the device to consumers amid concerns that its built-in camera would compromise personal privacy.
  6. The company hopes to commercialize the method [but] that may still be years away.
  7. But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to recognize emotion.
  8. The hope is that Mr. Voss’s application and similar methods can help more children in more places.

Reading Comprehension

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F-Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public.
  2. T-Esaïe, was 10 at the time when he first wore the computerized glasses.
  3. F- Esaïe was 6 when he and his family learned he had autism.
  4. He and his family tested the technology for several weeks as part of a clinical trial run by researchers at Stanford University.
  5. NA -Esaïe  aunts and uncles were present when he tried on the glasses.
  6. T-The main function of the glasses is to help autistic kids understand emotions and engage in more direct ways with those around them.
  7. F-But even as these ideas spread, researchers warn that they will require rigorous testing before their effects are completely understood.
  8. F-Catalin Voss started building software for Google Glass in 2013.
  9. F- Dennis Wall is a Stanford professor who specializes in autism research, and others at the university.
  10. T-Esaïe  enjoys using iPad apps and watching DVD movies.