Updated: 50 Low Tech AT Ideas

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This is an updated version of a handout of mine that has been floating around for many years regarding the use of low tech and switches for simple and fun activities. It is able to be printed as it is a Google Doc.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhdDRvdHN8Z3g6N2ZkOWRkMzQ5NDg4Y2Q1Mw

 

Eye-gaze Research

imageGreat new longitudinal research about eye-gaze AT with  showed that the children improved in time on task after 5 months and became more accurate in selecting targets after 15–20 months. This study indicates that these children with severe physical impairments, who were unable to speak, could improve in eye gaze performance. However, the children needed time to practice on a long-term basis to acquire skills needed to develop fast and accurate eye gaze performance.

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4867850/

5 Unique Ways OTs Support Social Stories

Explore the creative and unique ways that occupational therapists can help with use of social stories with students with special needs in my guest blog posting on Go-T0-for-OT blog from December 2015. Please take time to share some of your best resources and tips for using social stories.

Read more…5 Unique Ways OTs Support Social Stories

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Fun Switch and Low Tech Activities!

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Check out my ideas on our Go to For OT blog about using fun switch activities!

Fun Switch and Low Tech Activities!