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Developing Switch Skills Using One and Two Switches

Session 
2.3
Exhibitor/Supplier
  • Roger Bates (Inclusive Technology)
Summary

This session considers various ways that switches can be used to control software and communication devices. It will show a wide range of fun and learning software and devices that can help develop scanning and choice making skills by offering a planned progression from cause and effect through to one and two switch scanning.

It will also show how both one and two switch options can be used to introduce the student to the various skills needed for success in switch use. Auditory scanning, prompts, turn taking, and ‘away from the computer’ activities will also be shown using simple communicators and computer software.

Level of Session 
4
Age Group 
All Ages
Interest 
Primary school
Mainstream
Special