June 09, 2020, 12:00 pm CST - 60-minutes
Switch Access Beyond Cause and Effect: Stepping Stones for Effective Learning – Part 3
Part 3 of this series will focus on how to move individuals from "two switches, two functions" to learning to step-scan (failure-free with feedback).Teaching switch access for the most severely involved students often focuses on single switch cause and effect games used over and over with little variation. Even though there are existing guidelines, educators and therapists may find it challenging to locate or create effective resources to teach the motor cognitive skills of learning switch access. What strategies and software features move students beyond cause effect and engage their brains in active learning? How can learning to use two switches without an element of timing put the child in control and provide opportunities for active problem-solving? This webinar series will clarify strategies for engaging the child's brain in the development of motor/cognitive learning and encourage problem-solving skills through the use of two switches. Examples of available resources, software, apps and websites that support the early steps of the Stepping Stones to Switch Access Process (Burkhart) will be shared.
M.S. Private Consultant, Developer
Fio Quinn has been working in the field of education since 1985 as a teacher, trainer, national presenter and developer of learning resources. Fio has an extensive background in special education, assistive technology and differentiated instruction. She maintains her educational ties across two continents – working across North America and Europe. Fio is an independent consultant; developer of instructional technology materials; and national trainer of educational software, access tools and apps. She has co-authored several collections of ready-to-use educational activities for different software and mobile technologies.
Assistive Technology and AAC Specialist
Linda Burkhart is an internationally known teacher and leader in the field of assistive technology, adaptive play, and augmentative communication for children who face severe challenges with more than 45 years experience in this field. She has developed numerous adapted materials and innovative strategies for teaching children to be active learners and to develop their abilities to be participate in life. She is the author of a number of books and software titles on topics of assistive technology and augmentative communication. Currently, Linda works as a private consultant and technology integration specialist. She presents trainings and workshops nationally and internationally.