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.

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Fio Quinn

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Fio Quinn

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.

Linda Burkhart

Linda Burkhart

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.

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June 02, 2020, 12:00 pm CST - 60-minutes

Switch Access Beyond Cause and Effect: Stepping Stones for Effective Learning – Part 2

Part 2 of this series will focus on issues with "timing" and why "two switch step scanning" may make a better tool for learning switch access.

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.

FREE

Fio Quinn

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Fio Quinn

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.

Linda Burkhart

Linda Burkhart

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.

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May 05, 2020, 12:00 pm CST - 60-minutes

Switch Access Beyond Cause and Effect: Stepping Stones for Effective Learning – Part 1

Part 1 of this series will focus on exploring the steps from "cause and effect" to "two switches, two functions".

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.

FREE

Fio Quinn

&

Fio Quinn

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.

Linda Burkhart

Linda Burkhart

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.

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October 16, 2019, 02:00 pm CST - 60-minutes

Working with Students Using Switches: Collaboration is Key

We will explore strategies and equipment for students using switches to participate in academics, communication, and more! Many teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists and others may not have had the opportunity to learn about working collaboratively with students using switches; as a result, some might assume that the ability to hit a switch for cause and effect activities (i.e. make the toy walk) is the ultimate goal, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Switches are a means to an end, and that end can be functional, engaging, and educationally relevant. The switch is a tool for controlling other things - toys, communication devices, computers, power wheelchairs and more. Teaching switch use is about moving from learning what the switch does to learning about how to use the switch to do meaningful things. The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of switch equipment and systems, as well as resources and ideas to help educators think about how to teach these skills and provide support for switch related activities or interventions in the classroom.

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Amy Fleischer

Amy Fleischer

OTR/L, ATP

Amy is an OT and ATP, based in Washington state. She has previously served in medical settings, schools and universities, as well as community-based programs, and she has presented at local and national conferences. Amy currently works in the public school system, where she is leading an effort among teams to increase capacity for effective AT decision making. Energized by the hurdles and rewards of working on interdisciplinary teams, Amy especially enjoys collaborating to improve systems, services, and solutions for people with disabilities.

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