Sunday, January 04, 2009

Eric Sailers' Speech and Language Blog & Website: Exploring New Interactive Technologies

Eric Sailers, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a speech and language pathologist and assisted technology specialist in La Mesa, California. Eric has a great webiste, Speech and Language Pathology Sharing, and a very accessible, icon based navigation system on his website at Parkway Middle School.

Like me, Eric is a fan of Johnny Chung Lee. If you haven't heard of Johnny Chung Lee, you need to know that along the way to earning his Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie-Mellon, he explored various ways to hack the Wii and WiiMotes. His YouTube video, "Low-Cost Multi-touch Whiteboard Using the Wiimote" went viral, and over the past year, it recieved over two million hits.

(Johnny's work was the inspiration for one of my previous blog posts, "
I wish I could be Johnny Chung Lee for a day!")

At any rate, here is Eric Sailers' "how-to" video that explains how to create a low-cost system appropriate for use in the schools:

The purpose of Eric's blog " to share speech-language materials. Some example materials will include computer books, communication boards, and social language videos."

His blog is well worth visiting if you work with students with special needs.


Eric Sailers, M.A., CCC-SLP said...

Thank you so much for all the nice comments! My next step is to pilot Wiimote Whiteboards in a couple classrooms throughout my school district. Hopefully I'll have an update in the not so distant future.

coolschoolpsych said...

Hi Linda,
Thank you for your interest in my blog. I write about a lot of different things other than my job, but I welcome all readers and comments. I am highly impressed with your blog, and have enjoyed reading through it. If you have time, I would like to correspond with you via email regarding school psych issues. Thanks again for your time-

Lynn Marentette said...

I thought it would be good to link to your blog because it that has more personal reflection than my own.

You can contact me via FaceBook.

I'd be happy to discuss school psych issues via e-mail.

Lynn Marentette