Avatar Adventures – Where Learning is Magical and Fun!
We Use Innovative Technology to Help Exceptional Children With Focusing, Communicating, Problem-Solving and Adapting
I’m Gary Jesch
Animation for Autism Expert
The greatest joy in my life is to work with autistic children in ways that relieve their anxiety and enable them to learn and develop. I grew up with a family member with moderately severe autism and saw first-hand the challenges he and his parents faced his entire life. It’s so important to me to make a difference and contribute to an easier time for those on the autism spectrum, that I will show up in person (as an avatar) for every session, guaranteed.
How We Work With Families
Start With Your Free Consultation
Set-up an Appointment for A Demo
We’ll meet via a video call.
Take a Look at a Sample Session
In this video, Braeden and our avatars share highlights of their time together, using animation for autism, over a 15-week period in the summer of 2019. The video call platform used is called “Highfive” and these recordings were made with Braeden’s mother’s permission. Gary Jesch is the voice of Marley and the other characters, and he prepared the content for each session in advance.
Braeden’s goal was to use complete sentences in his speaking, and you can hear his therapists prompt him as he engages with the avatars. Braeden showed high attention and engagement levels and looked forward to each week’s session. He never actually met or saw Gary Jesch, only the avatars.
The videos can be an excellent reference of what happens in the animation for autism sessions and can be reviewed and rated by the family therapists in private. There’s no extra charge to make video recordings.
Flexible and Creative
Children’s Learning Improves When Anxiety Is Reduced
Recent research using our technology at Brigham Young University demonstrates the benefits of initeracting with animated characters. We animate all of our cartoon characters in real time, bringing them to life on the screen so they can interact just like real people. That’s our specialty, combined with many years of experience working with therapists and children in a wide variety of settings. Our animated avatars become their trusted friends, guiding them through teaching moments we share, respecting your family’s values.
You can choose from six instructional tracks based on known, established therapeutic frameworks. Each track provides recommendations for steps taken and anticipated outcomes. Our first step is an in-depth conversation about your child’s needs and goals.
Low-Tech Video Calls
Our avatars can appear on your home laptop or computer equipped with a webcam, or we can send you a special device that uses your family’s big-screen TV set and a webcam, so we can see and hear your child and you in the conversations. Call if you can use a little assistance in this department.
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