Empowered Brain Social Skills Intervention in Plymouth South Middle School

How a middle school incorporated gamified software on Google Glass into a special education student’s schedule to see immediate improvements in social communication

Executive Summary

Early in its company history, Brain Power developed a partnership with Plymouth South Middle School (PSMS) due to a mutual commitment to serving special needs students. In Fall 2017, a student on the autism spectrum at PSMS and his mother were drawn to Brain Power’s Empowered Brain technology and its ability to facilitate social-emotional learning through novel approaches.

Brain Power saw a chance to initiate a study using Empowered Brain in a real-world school setting to determine whether Empowered Brain would be effective when integrated into schools. With PSMS as a partner, Brain Power sought to monitor Empowered Brain’s ability to measurably affect the behavior of the student with autism, as well as analyze the feasibility, usability, and practicality of the device in a real school setting.

In this case study, we discuss the integration of Empowered Brain in a special education student’s daily school routine and the behavioral changes that resulted over three weeks. We also discuss educators’ thoughts on incorporating Empowered Brain into their classrooms and lesson plans.

To learn more about Plymouth South Middle School and stay up-to-date with school activities, visit https://www.plymouth.k12.ma.us/psms

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Along with improved eye contact, I feel that [Empowered Brain] is a gateway for improving on, as well as developing positive peer relationships.

Michael Henry, Special Education Teacher at Plymouth South Middle School

Empowered Brain is a proven solution that helps kids on the spectrum and those with ADHD function better in the school environment, improving measured outcomes, pleasing parents, and building teacher satisfaction.

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