Wynsum Arts is committed to fast-tracking research into the development of practical,
accessible software with youth adoption in mind.
The large majority of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are affected
by executive function challenges and have unique and commonly shared issues with
other disabilities. Simply put, children with ASD share similar symptom domains,
including communication, executive dysfunction, and a-typical behavior, with other
Rather then looking for apps only by Autism executive function, iAM Search looks
for executive function apps by severity of symptom, age, gender, grade, and more.
That's the basis for our common data points model and the basis for our proprietary
evaluation model - and the key that will ultimately unlock apps for other special
needs communities. At launch, the four symptom domains we look at cover all autism
symptom domains. However, these symptoms are shared with hundreds of other disabilities.
As we add symptoms domains to i.AM Search, we'll be able to expand over an
increasingly wide spectrum of disabilities.
We recognize that families are best served when research findings are quickly translated
into practical tools. To this end we support:
- Parents, by providing easy access to relevant research and articles on digital tools
- Researchers, with a focus on filling gaps in current studies, as well as speeding
their findings into valuable tools for families and helping them understand how
their research is used in the market.
- Businesses, by providing access to experts and end-user evaluation to enhance the
value of their products.
Education systems accept and adopt affordable intervention strategies based on evidenced-based
research from established institutions. To help them adopt leading edge solutions
faster, Wynsum Arts advocates for research funding that will advance assistive technology
tools for youth with special needs. We advocate for needed studies, rally cross-disciplinary
professionals, and assist with locating schools, students and families who are interested
in advancing technology solutions for youth.
Wynsum Arts is interested in advancing research in underserved arenas by concentrating
on youth at risk and older youth in middle school, high school, and transitioning
to college. We are working with several leading universities and are committed to
supporting interdisciplinary research studies designed to measure the effectiveness
of mobile devices in educational, family, and community environments.
Use of Mobile Technology by College Students with Disabilities
Wynsum Arts partnered with the University of Utah's Center for Disability Services,
and New Amsterdam Consulting Inc. (an expert in youth, youth at risk, and media)
in this first of its kind research. After all, if you want to know what works best
to promote autonomy and independence, ask the group that's earned its reputation
as the gold standard. We did just that. Contact us if you'd
like an abstract of this study.
You can follow the progress of our research efforts on Facebook .
We invite educators and professionals to Contact Us
to share information-including articles and research-and to learn more about how
you can help us in developing or participating in future studies.