The Blue Skies training system The Blue Skies teaching system is a hands-on
program designed specifically for autistic children.
This system is comprised of an orbiTouch Keyless
Keyboard, lesson plans, training aids, and
The orbiTouch generates letters and characters by
moving both the right and left hands in one of eight
directions, such as the directions on a compass.
Groups of colored letters and characters are located
on the right hand side, while matching colors are
located on the left hand side.
The Blue Skies teaching system teaches by color and
not sequentially by letter. An example would be the
RED Module. All letters
and characters that have red backgrounds such as "A,
5" comprise the RED
Module. After the RED Module is mastered, the
Module is added. After the YELLOW Module is
mastered, a review is taught combining both the
Modules. This process continues until all of the
modules have been mastered.
As the children learn the modules, they also can
play games such as "Bubbles," designed by the Blue
Skies team. This game records and stores a host of
assessment data for each student that can be
retrieved by the teacher to determine progress and
mastery for record purposes.