How to help children with special educational needs with ICT to improve their ability to concentrate? At the Colegio Salesianos Santo Ángel, they worked on visual stimulation therapies using tables with coloured lights with children with special educational needs. They created the Smart Umbrella for these children using Arduino and a color sensor that captures the frequency of the light that reaches it and with a strip of LEDs that lights up according to the color it points to.
This is a great stimulating exercise for these children and at the same time allows them to learn colours. Stimulation with light is associated with exploration and discovery. Sensory integration as well as language stimulation, attention and observation, among many other things, are fundamental aspects for this type of learning.