News and Resources

Experiments, Failed and Otherwise

An inspirational journey from one of my educational heroes (and son!) Read on for a reminder of how lonely it can feel sometimes in the classroom, and ways we can ultimately remember why we do what we do.

senor fernie

Sometimes I question my grand experiment, that is, the whole story behind this blog. I know others out there can feel a lack of confidence bred by the daily grind of school life, the inability to step outside of our own routines and see through new eyes. Sometimes I want to just go back to how it used to be – books, worksheets, quizzes; surely that would make daily life easier. No more running around, no more loud kids to settle, no more thinking on my feet to adapt to whatever the kids decide they want in the story. It would be easy-street.

TL;DR – I stopped my current 4 year long experiment to conduct another experiment: Going back to the book…It wasn’t what I was expecting.

View original post 1,741 more words

Brenda Jensen Named Entrepreneurial Lead in Prestigious National Science Foundation Study

We’ve been very busy!! In between a hurricane, juggling families and friends, and working our “day jobs,” Assistive Communications Technologies is continuing to attract national attention!  As you read recently, we are already collaborating with members of the University of South Florida, Tampa’s College of Community and Behavioral Sciences to test the efficacy of our … Continue reading Brenda Jensen Named Entrepreneurial Lead in Prestigious National Science Foundation Study

A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Collaborators from USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

Assistive Communications Technologies is excited to welcome three new members to the Bridges/ACT development team. We recently entered into academic collaboration with two professors of the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida, Dr. Kimberly Crosland, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and Dr. Catia Cividini-Motta, Ph.D., BCBA-D.  Both are Board Certified Behavior Analysts with … Continue reading A Warm Welcome to Our Newest Collaborators from USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences

Sparrow Song, Part 2

  If you've been following, you have read the beautiful reflection by Bridges App founder Brenda Jensen.  Below is a poem inspired by Brenda's and Carl's remarkable story: THE SPARROW’S SONG   The Hall of Souls gave a collective flutter. Down through the cloudy mist To the rain forest below She descended.   Halting, cocking her … Continue reading Sparrow Song, Part 2

The Sparrow’s Song

By Brenda, Carl, and Genevieve Jensen One day, our precious beautiful baby is born. So anticipated. So precious. So loved... Always and forever.  So loved. Development goes awry.  We must choose: Flight?  To denial; Fight?  To solutions yet invented. Always and forever.  Searching a solution. We have fought for three decades. Flanked by our daughter’s … Continue reading The Sparrow’s Song