Lindsay Rice, LABBB Assistant Program Director, Presenting at ATIA 2013

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Lindsay Rice, LABBB Assistant Program Director, will be presenting at the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference on February 2 in Orlando FLA.  She is presenting with Jen Buxton, LABBB AT Consultant, and their colleague Jessica Caron, Speech and Language Therapist. This is a great accomplishment as it is very difficult to get a presentation accepted at this prestigious conference.  Below is some information on the presentation that they will be giving. We want to wish them the best of luck. For more information on ATIA click here: ATIA 2013

Success with Switches: Balancing the Task and Technology

Jennifer Buxton, M.S. OTR, ATP
Jessica Caron, M.S. CCC-SLP
Lindsay Rice, M.Ed., Ed.S.


Switch scanning is a very effective; yet time-consuming, means of
accessing technology. Collaborative and creative approaches for switch
access to communication, leisure and academic tasks can produce
successful experiences for people with complex disabilities. As an
interdisciplinary team our goals are to provide the students we work
with the following experiences daily:
1. Opportunities to engage in an errorless manner and a judgment free time
2. Opportunities in which they engage in independent participation
3. Opportunities in which they engage in supported participation

Examples of curriculum and communication modifications for each of the
levels of participation will be highlighted and discussed using case
studies and videos. We will emphasize the need for collaborative
efforts of interdisciplinary teams and the showcase the creative
approaches to facilitating success for persons who use switches.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will identify at least 5 variables that impact
successful switch scanning

2. Participants will be able to describe three types of opportunities
that should be presented daily to a switch scanner

3. Participants will be able to list three modifications to balance
the relationship between the “task” and the “technology”


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