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Well do you believe in magic our next guest does uses visual tricks and sleight of hand not only to to -- audiences.
But also to help kids in individuals with autism.
And other disabilities it's a program called hocus -- guess.
And he joins me now illusionist an educator and a friend Kevin Spencer good to see you again -- to be here.
I know that you went through your own disabled time had a severe car accident so you see empathy.
For kids and adults for disabled and you're trying to help them with match.
Absolutely I think when you come out on the other side of something as traumatic as what I went to close brain injury lower spinal cord injury.
You do kind of have a great empathy for the struggles that people with disabilities are going and you say that often times.
People with disabilities are defined for what they cannot do.
You're trying to help define what they tend to absolutely.
As a society we need to appreciate the abilities that they haven't quit focusing on their discipline.
So what do you do with them what kind of tricks do you show magic it's amazing because what we found -- our research and this is so science based.
What we found in our researches every time a child lose -- a magic trick it helps them improve the skills that they find very very challenging.
So one of the things we -- really cool little rubber band -- but this kind of work for some money so -- -- you grab a little bit close on this.
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Dollar bills and the -- it's really fun.
So nothing nothing but can we can make decent to one yeah.
And I'm not and now I -- At forty something woman like centric and that I want it to go -- -- -- -- with a hundred dollar bill it's a hundred times better political correct and that moves onto.
Did this -- so.
What we do is we take the -- and you folded over about a third of the way and you put your first paper clip.
-- folded back the opposite direction and put your second paper -- on.
So you have one paper clip on the side and one paper clip on the side that they don't touch anywhere -- -- medal when you grab the two top corners and you pull.
The paper clips jump up in the air and they hope to get -- can sort of fun little -- so not only teaching dexterity.
But you're you're kicking himself ST absolutely this simple little magic trick is a great way for them to concentrate to improve their memory.
Their ability to follow directions.
I'm planning and sequencing organizing -- -- movements all the things they struggle with.
At the greatest thing about this it helps -- with those fine motor skills and coordination and gives them an opportunity to be social.
When they learn this they wanna -- show somebody.
And most of these kids have a very difficult time with social skills so this gives them the ability to start a conversation let me show you something to build those skills.
And anytime you can give somebody who's been labeled disabled the ability to do something that the normal able bodied person can't.
Do I think the work that you're doing along with your wife Cindy -- is so amazing I mean you do regular shows but then you've dedicated your life to making a difference for these kids to.
Bag of tricks is a documentary that that you're looking for funding for -- people are interested they can go to FOX & Friends.
Dot com and you came up with this curriculum hocus focus -- -- a huge difference and can kids' lives -- thank you for fox.
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