Highly successful inner city program: began with expectant mothers, coordinated charter school program from preschool to high school, privately funded, integrated into community, run by community members, included all children of neighborhood, emphasized parenting skills, emphasized disciplined, safe schools, motivational interviewing versus preaching, social aspects of parent meetings versus chore, listening versus lecturing Exploding costs-less quality: high death rate, high birth death rate, highest cost
Cost of one day in the hospital: US- $4,287, France- $833
Hospital birth: US- $10,000, England- $2,600
Total Knee Replacement: US- $25,000, Switzerland- $12,000
Adaptive control for toys, computers, wheelchairs, communication boards
Help children with physical/cognitive issues: triggered with hand, eyes, tongue, etc.
Facilitate developmental learning (play, social, communication
Children learn: cause and effect, turn taking, concept building, scanning