Switch It Up: Creative Solutions for Play! June 3, 2024 at 2:45 pm

Play is a huge part of a child’s development and all children deserve the opportunity to engage in play regardless of their motor abilities! By providing simple solutions to assistive technology that any caregiver/therapist/parent can implement, a child with a complex motor condition can access activities with greater independence. Play-based switch adapted activities also provide another opportunity for learning and engaging in their environment. It is important to empower our children with diverse needs and using assistive technology is an incredible way to do so. From practice in our own practice we have seen the impact of implementing engaging activities with switches and the incredible outcomes that come from adapted play.

Key Learning Outcomes

1. Participants will understand what a switch is and how to place it.
2. Participants will be able to identify different types of switches as well as other switch adapted equipment.
3. Participants will be able to identify at least 10 fun ways to incorporate switches into their classroom/therapy/home!

Speaker(s)

Janke, Greer
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