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10/04/2022, Switch Access 101: The Who, What, Where, When and How

Date:10/04/2022 Time: 4:00-5:00 Location: internet Type: Webinar


Are you new to using switches with your students? Are you familiar with switches yet overwhelmed with how to figure out what you need to get started? Then this is the webinar for you!  In this session we will review a variety of switches, switch placement, switch interfaces, switch latch timers, and fun switch activities to help you support your teams and students in getting hundreds of switch hits a day. You will leave with concrete ideas for activities and a resource guide to help your teams come up with both on screen and screenless switch activities.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:
1- Name 3 different types of switches and when you might use each type.
2- Describe 3 parts of the body, other than the hands, where switches can be mounted to decrease cognitive load for the student.
3- State one on screen switch activity and one screen less switch activity and what tools will be needed to make it work effectively.


Heidi G. Brislin, MS-OTR/L

Heidi is an Occupational Therapist and Assistive Technology Specialist for the Special Education Technology Center,  Edmonds School District, and owns a private practice in Kingston, WA. Heidi has extensive experience in school-based practice, inpatient and outpatient adult rehab settings. She has degrees from Boston University and the University of Washington. Heidi is passionate about teaching teams to create authentic learning opportunities, improving literacy skills, switch access, power mobility and helping children become autonomous communicators. Heidi has presented nationally and throughout Washington.


Email Sue Wright at the SETC office

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Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: