Switch Assessment

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents this session with Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS. Assistive technology can be accessed directly or indirectly by switch, mouse, eyegaze or voice. This webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access. A switch site hierarchy will be presented along with clinical indicators for a variety of potential switch locations. A wide array of mechanical and electrical switches will also be discussed. 

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn assessment strategies for determining the best switch site for access to assistive technology.
2. Participants will be able to describe clinical criteria for three different switch sites.
3. Participants will be able to list three different mechanical switches.
4. Participants will be able to list three different electrical switches.

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