Making Switch Activities Fun! (On-Demand)

Making Switch Activities Fun! (On-Demand)


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Recorded: February 21, 2022

Length: 90-Minutes

What? You can do that with a switch? We all learn best when we are interested, engaged, and excited about what we are doing. Research shows that students who are switch users need frequent opportunities to practice their switch skills using a wide variety of engaging activities and be able to practice them across settings.

In this session, you will learn to create fun and engaging switch activities using GoTalkNow and a PowerLink4 for – well, almost anything. This session will also include fun activities to participate in the Arts. This session will be jam packed with ideas and you will leave with resources you can use right away, that you can share with families and train staff!

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe at least one switch accessible activity to allow for participation in general education science, art and/or music classes.

  • Create 3 different switch activities using GoTalkNow Lite on the iPad to work on auto or step scanning.

  • Learn 3 ways to use the Power Link to create fun, motivating, and inclusive learning and leisure activities.

Heidi Brislin,
 Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist in the Edmonds School District and Special Education Technology Center and the owner of Heidi Brislin OT Consulting in Kingston, WA. Heidi has extensive experience in school-based practice and outpatient adult rehab settings. She is a graduate of Boston University and University of Washington. Heidi is passionate about teaching teams to create authentic learning opportunities for all children, improving literacy skills, switch access, power mobility and helping children become autonomous communicators.