Show Me Fund Raising Campaign
Updated: Aug 25, 2020
Show Me has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise initial funding for its operations.
We seek to raise £10k to get started, which will cover:
1. Set up costs;
2. Part-time staff to begin work with technical leaders in several special schools in the UK during the new school year. We will begin to develop a common framework for the use of apps and touchscreens with kids with learning difficulties and guides for teachers and parents for their use;
3. To allow us to dedicate time to seek and develop corporate partnerships and sponsorships to help execute our ambitious plans;
4. To provide UK support to a (separately funded) research project to measure the effectiveness of tactile stimulation on the learning of kids with learning difficulties.
In the medium to longer term we will seek corporate partnerships to bring the suppliers of touchscreen devices, apps and data service closer to the classroom, teachers and parents. We hope to develop a community whereby everyone works together for the benefit of those children with learning difficulties. If you work in a relevant organisation and might be interested in getting involved, please do get in touch via our contact page on the website.
Finally, our first innovative research project in conjunction with Tomas Ortiz, Head of Neurology at the Computense University of Madrid, to directly measure, with EEG brain scanning, the effectiveness of tactile stimulation on the learning of kids with learning difficulties. This stimulation has been shown in several studies to be highly effective in mainstream education and our aim is to show that it works just as well in SEND education. Show Me will provide UK coordination and support for the project, to be carried out during the 2020/21 academic year. It will be run in one (or more) UK Special Schools with around 40-60 qualifying kids with moderate to severe learning difficulties and autism.
Please support us to get started with our operations by contributing to our GoFundMe campaign here.