How 1 project brought together 3 USU campuses, 2 AT labs & one family
|USU-Eastern Students Brycee Sells and Shiyenne Yazzie start work on|
a sensory board during a visit to USU-Logan.
Andrea Johnson learned a year ago that her son, an energetic and adorable two-and-a-half year old boy named Traxten, had autism. She started applied behavior analysis therapy for him, but wanted to do something that would also help him work through some of his sensory issues.
Traxten liked it right away, Andrea said, but she also knows that his interests are rapidly changing. (He is now three and a half years old.) The board’s design allows for that, too. “As Traxten grows, it grows with him, so we can add different things that he will be interested in two years from now,” she said.
The Logan and Roosevelt AT labs and the Utah Assistive Technology Program are part of the Center for Persons with Disabilities.
|Traxten tries out his new sensory board.|