Adapt Create Learn and Play: Basic Switch Toy Adaptation November 3, 2023 PM Session

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Course Description

  • Adapt Create Learn and Play Basic Switch Toy Adaptation is a training for SSN teachers and related service providers that would like to learn how to adapt toys instead of purchasing pre- adapted toys that cost 3 times the amount of a regular toy. This training will help build capacity by learning a skill that can be used for students with complex communication and motor needs. Participants will improve their understanding of electronics by adapting educational toys for students. Please note to participate in the course, you will be required to purchase 1 plush toy and 1 bubble machine from the amazon list provided. All other adaptation materials (battery interrupter, switch ports, soldering materials) will be provided. Please sign up at least 1 week prior to the course so you will have your materials.
  • Lead Learner (Facilitator): Sara Rode | Shelly Elfner
  • Credit(s) and Type: 2.5 Hours Relicensure | Staff Development


Target Audience

  • Certified Staff, Classified Staff
  • Open to Substitute Teachers = Yes 
  • Open to Student Teachers = Yes 
  • Open to Charter School Staff = Not at this time


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Course Outcomes

Here are the outcomes for the course:

  • Build a shared understanding of basic circuitry for an electronic toy 
  • Learn to use a battery interrupter to adapt a toy -Learn to create a switch adapted toy 
  • Develop individualized action plan to support their students on their caseload with switches