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Floor piano for young girl with Rett syndrome
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:22:55 PM »
I'm an SLP who has a young (16yr old) girl on my caseload with Rett syndrome who loves music but is at a stage where she has no voluntary movement in her upper body and eye gaze systems are becoming unreliable. I'm prototyping a floor-based communication system (basically a huge GoTalk mat), but in the meantime, I built her a floor piano as a proof-of-concept. Not exactly reinventing the MakeyMakey wheel, but fun!

http://portlandlanguagelab.com/2/post/2014/04/makey-makey-floor-piano.html

Suggestions welcome.

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Lucas Steuber
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Re: Floor piano for young girl with Rett syndrome
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 10:30:43 PM »
Thanks for sharing this!
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Re: Floor piano for young girl with Rett syndrome
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 09:09:54 AM »
Hi,
I'm a student OT doing my research on the use of Makey Makey. Did you have any problems with conductivity of the skin with your client? I've been having difficulties with skin conductivity as my client doesn't have large ROM or movement and dry skin. Did you have this issue and how did you solve it? I have ordered fully conductive gloves but I'm not sure if it will work due to the friction/contractures.
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Lisa