Fun Activities Using Basic Switch Technology
This presentation will demonstrate how low-tech devices, such as small switches, power units, and tape players, can easily be used in a classroom setting. The presentation will include ideas that have worked well to incorporate children with special needs and their normally developing peers. A form that easily documents children's progress in the areas of fine motor, cause and effect, and classmate interaction will be discussed. Finally, participants will be provided the opportunity to ask questions and to share their ideas.
MA, OTR/L, FAOTA
Mary Hager, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA has been an occupational therapist for over 38 years; most of this time spent working with children in the Kanawha County Schools System in West Virginia. She also served as the WV school liaison for many years. She received a BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a MA in Special Education from Marshall University. Mary has presented at numerous national and state conferences. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and has mentored many OT and OTA students.