Emotive Learning Platform
What is the Emotive Learning Platform?
A Collaborative Teaching Effort for Parents, Teachers and Young Adults with Autism
"..emotional processes are required for the skills and knowledge acquired in school to transfer to novel situations and to real life." - Immordino-Yang, M. H. and A. R. Damasio (2007). We Feel, Therefore We Learn: The Relevance of Affective and Social Neuroscience to Education. Mind, Brain and Education, 1(1). 3-10.
I create custom lesson plans and training resources based on real-world activities, learning goals, environment and the unique needs and preferences of a young adult with autism. These lesson plans contains strategies and tools for helping the learner to identify, recognize, and process their emotions in order to improve their decision-making and learning outcomes. I also provide opportunities for young adults with autism and their caregivers to practice these activities in safe, real-world settings.
Here is an example of a student profile sheet, which can be used to identify a learner's sensitivities to sound, touch, lighting, and other factors, and the learner's abilities, such as the ability to speak, read, write, draw, and hear, among other abilities. The learner's feelings and preferences are also taken into account, to enable them to make choices based on what they like or don't like about the activity.
If you are interested in learning more about this platform and how it can be applied to help you meet your learning goals, please fill out the contact form.
Short training videos and related lesson plans are available on the Download Lesson Plans and View Instructional Videos page of this website. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notifications of new video postings, and follow me on Facebook to see posts about these workshops and noteworthy news related to autism. If you like to read interesting articles about autism, emotions and technology, follow me on Medium.
Meet Erika Olimpiew
Founder, Emotive Computing, LLC.
Dr. Olimpiew created Emotive Computing, LLC., to provide training resources, such as videos, checklists, and apps to assist caretakers, teachers, and peer mentors provide safe, effective and engaging learning activities for young adults with autism.
She has been teaching children and young adults with special needs as a volunteer catechist for more than 20 years. Dr. Olimpiew has a Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and has extensive experience working with emerging technologies in the IT industry and in academia, as a software developer, researcher, teacher, system architect and a solution architect.