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Help Students With Multiple Disabilities Improve Their Communication Skills!
My students need switch-activated toys to improve their functional communication skills.
My school is a Title I school. One third of our students are experiencing housing instability or homelessness. 40% of our students receive special education services.
My students are receiving special education services to support their communication skills.
One third of my students use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to communicate - such as eye gaze, iPad apps, or through exchanging pictures with their communication partners. Due to motor impairments, many of these students cannot access more commonly used toys.
Many of the students that I work with have complex communication needs. Some foundational communication skills include understanding cause and effect, requesting "more" of something, and making choices. These switch-activated toys are accessible for students with severe motor impairments and will support the development of these foundational communication skills. Using switches provided by my district's assistive technology department, students can learn that pushing a button will make the toy move, or dance, or light up (the skill of understanding cause and effect). Students can request "more" of a toy by pushing a switch, which will automatically activate these types of toys.
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