Presentation Title

Switch Accessibility: Creative Solutions for Exceptional Children

Department

Rehabilitation and Sport Professions

Brief Biography

Van Allen Lemmon is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s Occupational Therapy Program. Throughout his 20-year career, Van has primarily worked in the school setting. In 2014, Van completed Bowling Green State University’s Assistive Technology Certificate Program. In 2017, he received a Master of Education in Special Education from BGSU. In addition to serving as the academic fieldwork coordinator for the University’s OTA program, Van is the proprietor of Central Ohio Assistive Technology, LLC.

Presentation Location

University Center East Ballroom

Presentation Start Date and Time

20-2-2019 10:00 AM

Presentation End Date and Time

20-2-2019 11:00 AM

Brief Abstract

Switch adapted activities enable children with severe physical disabilities to learn and play. This presentation will discuss assessment strategies for determining switch placement and the different types of switches (mechanical and electrical) available. Creative and cost-effective solutions will be examined, and equipment and related activities will be demonstrated to support participant learning.

Presentation Length

45-50 min.

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Feb 20th, 10:00 AM Feb 20th, 11:00 AM

Switch Accessibility: Creative Solutions for Exceptional Children

University Center East Ballroom

Switch adapted activities enable children with severe physical disabilities to learn and play. This presentation will discuss assessment strategies for determining switch placement and the different types of switches (mechanical and electrical) available. Creative and cost-effective solutions will be examined, and equipment and related activities will be demonstrated to support participant learning.