Encouraging the Development of Early Switching SkillsBy Evans, Gareth; Blenkhorn, Paul; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Paper focuses on the use of two programs from Sensory Software designed to foster the development of switch skills in young children: (1) Build Some More, and (2) Match ‘Em. Build Some More is a switch-building program in which a series of rewards are presented when the user presses one or more single switches. The main reward is the addition of a portion of a picture presented on a computer screen. After a number of activations, the picture is completed, while a more significant reward is usually an animation with sound. Match ‘Em was designed to develop visual matching and discrimination skills. The user is presented with a set of images, while he or she must match an image against a similar one in order to determine the differences. Once a task is carried out successfully, a reward is presented.
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/54.htm