Interview with Special Needs Developer RJ Cooper - Episode 5
In this episode of AirTurn TV, we will be interviewing RJ Cooper, a developer of software and hardware for people with special needs. RJ uses AirTurn technology to create innovative switches, controllers, and apps to help people with special needs communicate and interact with others.
Scheduled show time: Saturday, November 2, 8 pm EST
About RJ Cooper
During his 3 years of Electrical Engineering (w/digital emphasis) at the University of Utah, RJ Cooper started working with special students at local schools in and around Salt Lake City. He realized that not many R & D people were working with materials for persons with severe disabilities. RJ began researching, and eventually developing materials that responded to requests of spec. ed. teachers, speech/language pathologists, and professionals that he began networking with around the world. RJ moved to CA in 1986 and finished his B.A. in Developmental Psychology, while continuing his research, this time at RH Dana Exceptional Needs Facility in Dana Point. At the same time, RJ began writing his column for the internationally recognized publication, Closing The Gap. RJ started, and continues, to make materials that are requested by others. RJ researches & develops these materials in actual settings, with actual people, for professionals and parents that have shown a belief in his work. Trying to respond to customer requests and keeping pace with ever-developing technology have proven to be his greatest challenges.
Visit RJ Cooper's Website at www.rjcooper.com
Be sure to check out RJ's YouTube channel for videos of some of his amazing work: http://www.youtube.com/user/rjcooper725"
Hosts: Hugh Sung and Michael Bode