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Discovering Emotions with Zeely now available on iTunes

I am very happy to say that, drum roll please…… Discovering Emotions with Zeely is now available on iTunes!!!!”

Here is a screen shot from iTunes.

Discovering Emotions with Zeely as seen in iTunes

Discovering Emotions with Zeely as seen on iTunes

The full title of the app is …..

“Discovering Emotions with Zeely – Educational Tool for Learning Emotions by Virtual EyeSee.”

Being a new app we are not on the first page in iTunes. So there are a number of ways to find us.

Via the direct link https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/discovering-emotions-zeely/id786676546?mt=8

You could try searching for zeely, emotions or ADHD. We are an iPad only app for now. You will have to be patient and scroll down to find us.

Go ahead download it and start to use it as part of your therapy sessions, in the classroom or at home. I look forward to hearing how you use this app effectively.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all the people that collaborated with me on this project. I appreciate their time, patience, feedback and encouragement.

 

OCE-OBI 2013 Entrepreneurship Fellowship

We are very pleased to be working closely with the Ontario Centres of ExcellenceOntario Brain Institute and their research network to further develop Zeely Adventures.

Natasha D’Souza from Virtual EyeSee is one of the 2013 OCE-OBI entrepreneurs.

The announcement was made during OCE Discovery 2013 in Toronto. In the photo below from left to right  Reza Moridi, Natasha D’SouzaDr. Tom Corr and Donald Stuss.

Natasha D'Souza receiving the OCE OBI Award

Natasha D’Souza receiving the OCE OBI Award

OCE OBI 2013 Entrepreneurs

OCE OBI 2013 Entrepreneurs

Photo Credit: Ontario Centres of Excellence

Special Needs Fair Ottawa March 2013

Special Finds and the City of Ottawa are bringing together the best Ottawa has
to offer the Special Needs community.  Discovering Emotions with Zeely will be participating in this special needs fair.

Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, Ottawa

When:  Saturday March 23rd 2013 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Where: Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road, Ottawa

Volunteer Actors and Models Wanted for another photo shoot

In November we had a photo shoot for our e-learning tool and we had some great actors and models participate. We have learnt a lot from that session and are having another photo shoot and looking for additional volunteer actors and models.

We are looking to photograph people who can demonstrate accurately and realistically, through facial expressions, the following emotions: happy, sad, angry, surprised, proud, disgust and fear. Read our previous post for further details on this project.

The photo shoot will take place Saturday, April 13th 10am-2:30pm. All ages and ethnic origins are welcome. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the of 18 to the photo shoot.  All those who participate will need to sign a release form. If the actor or model is a minor, a parent or legal guardian will need to sign on their behalf.

If interested, please send a headshot of yourself or your child demonstrating all of the facial expressions listed above. Send the headshots to natasha at virtualeyesee dot com no later than April 5th, 2013.  If selected, you will be provided with further details including location, time, appropriate clothing  suitable for photographing.

Volunteer Actors and Models Wanted!

Some children with special needs like

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Down syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum or syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • intellectual disabilities
  • other special needs

have challenges fitting in socially, thus having significant long term impact in their lives. Research shows these children can be taught social skills through repeated exposure to real-life scenarios. As a parent, I have spent many hours helping my child with special needs  — from putting them in social skills groups and camps, to reading social stories – to overcome these long term impacts. I have found, as most parents of children with special needs, these methods do help a little, but are not effective due to the lack of repeated exposure, as well as low motivation on the part of the child to participate in exercises using these methods.

With this in mind, Virtual Eye See, an organization dedicated to developing e-learning applications for children with special needs, is building a social skills training product. The goals are to increase the amount of exposure to social skill learning modules in a fun and engaging manner. We are beginning with building an emotion recognition module. This tool will generate images of seven basic emotions that will help children identify and understand the basic emotional expressions to develop their social skills.

To accomplish this, we are looking to photograph people who can demonstrate accurately and realistically, through facial expressions, the following emotions: happy, sad, angry, surprised, proud, disgust, and fear.

The photo shoot will take place Sunday, November 25, 12pm – 4pm. Those selected will be scheduled in a 30-minute time slot during these hours.

All ages and ethnic origins are welcome. A parent or guardian must accompany children to the photo shoot.

All those who participate will need to sign a release form. If the actor or model is a minor, a parent or legal guardian will need to sign on their behalf.

If interested, please send a headshot of yourself or your child demonstrating some of the facial expressions listed above.

Headshots should be sent to natasha at virtualeyesee dot com no later than November 19, 2012.

If selected, you will be provided with further details including location, time, appropriate clothing suitable for photographing.