Education Spotlight: Sara Asal

Transforming Communication with Gifted Children

As a working mother who has undergone IVF, Sara knows that children are precious, and work is hectic. As a teacher that has worked at different schools, Sara has seen how students can struggle. That struggle is all the more intense for gifted children. Mental wellness is also a huge issue for parents, and many don’t know where to turn when they need help.

Today, we can proactively contribute to children’s academic success, their healthcare, learning, and income, with new and emerging technology. Using virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), we can support them in their journey. 

What are the benefits of virtual reality (VR) in gifted education and healthcare?

Gifted children are often segregated for added individual attention and protection, but such displacement robs them of societal interaction and tolerance building.  Separation also strains the capacity of specialists who cannot be available 24/7.

VR is an immersive form of computer-generated simulation that can improve healthcare and education. Matching VR with AI also helps staff get work done and leave on time. Tailoring the learning style for students, family, and staff helps remove communication barriers. When gifted children find inclusion, they develop and contribute to creativity.

How can schools create a healthy environment for gifted students?

When a school environment is both welcoming and safe, gifted children can explore interests, develop skills, and find their passions. Healthy educational policies drive healthier eating and reduce obesity and trauma among students. 

Both AI and VR help gifted children to enhance motor skills, social engagement, and speech impairment, and to track their progress. VR can also be separated from the online Metaverse to be safer for a gifted child to experience. Making classrooms with VR toolboxes helps children and staff feel as if they are actually building their own school experience. 

How can parents help their gifted children connect with mental wellness coaches?

There are mental wellness coaches that specialize in connecting with gifted children to understand their unique behaviors. However, they can face great challenges in explaining their skills and tracking transformations.

A solution is to help coaches explain their skills and transformations with NFTs, according to mental wellness standards like SPCC. To overcome disbelief and simplify the wellness journey, we can turn it into a personalized story using representations relating to the child’s heroes. 

What are the benefits of NFTs in healthcare and education?

People struggle with NFTs in healthcare and education because they are an artistic concept and lack medical and teaching standards, but we can help by educating staff. VR-linked NFTs follow medical codes and ease patient-to-doctor matching in healthcare. Gifted patients create their own world, learn about the disease and earn money.

In education, NFTs can help students learn from different perspectives, promoting knowledge retention and understanding. NFTs can also enrich online courses to provide a more interactive learning experience. The visual nature of NFTs further bridges traditional and novel teaching styles online. 

Sara Asal is the Founder and CEO of Shawerna Web-Design. She engages in research, data science, web design, teaching, and consultancy and is creating spaces and representing people in VR hospitals and clinics.

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