Lesson Plan: Google Glass Helps Kids With Autism
II. While Reading Activities
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- digital |ˈdijidl| adjective relating to, using, or storing data or information in the form of digital signals: digital TV | a digital recording.
- 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?”
- effort |ˈefərt| noun a vigorous or determined attempt: hammer birdhouses to country fenceposts in an effort to bring back the eastern bluebird.
- 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.
- hullabaloo |ˌhələbəˈlo͞oˈhələbəˌlo͞o| noun [in singular] informal a commotion; a fuss: remember all the hullabaloo over the golf ball?
- software |ˈsôf(t)wer| noun the programs and other operating information used by a computer. Compare with hardware.
- 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
- The Stanford study’s results show that the methods could help children like Esaïe .
- But even as these ideas spread, researchers warn that they will require rigorous testing.
- They could also measure changes in behavior.
- Google Glass, Mr. Voss thought, might improve on this common exercise.
- Google stopped selling the device to consumers amid concerns that its built-in camera would compromise personal privacy.
- The company hopes to commercialize the method [but] that may still be years away.
- But researchers believe it could help autistic children learn to recognize emotion.
- The hope is that Mr. Voss’s application and similar methods can help more children in more places.
- F-Privacy concerns caused the computerized eyewear to fail with the general public.
- T-Esaïe, was 10 at the time when he first wore the computerized glasses.
- F- Esaïe was 6 when he and his family learned he had autism.
- He and his family tested the technology for several weeks as part of a clinical trial run by researchers at Stanford University.
- NA -Esaïe aunts and uncles were present when he tried on the glasses.
- T-The main function of the glasses is to help autistic kids understand emotions and engage in more direct ways with those around them.
- F-But even as these ideas spread, researchers warn that they will require rigorous testing before their effects are completely understood.
- F-Catalin Voss started building software for Google Glass in 2013.
- F- Dennis Wall is a Stanford professor who specializes in autism research, and others at the university.
- T-Esaïe enjoys using iPad apps and watching DVD movies.