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Teaching switch use to new switch-users!
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




Teach a new switch user about cause-and-effect by starting with an attractive switch that gives fun feedback itself. Switches that vibrate or play music are reinforcing all by themselves. Good examples are the Musical Bright Plate Switch and the Vibrating Mirror Plate Switch. Once the child understands that their action causes the effect, then you could attach a toy, Mini Fan, AM/FM Radio, Vibrating Pillow, or Tape Player to the switch. The child will soon learn that their touch has a real impact on the world around them!
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Spring-a-ling! Bringing Two Hands Together

Perfect for children with fine motor delays and mild Cerebral Palsy. Encourage children to use two hands together. Try first simply shaking the toy. (it has a lovely shaky feel) Then by turning the toy, the child will cause the beads to move. Finally, have the child hold the Spring-a-ling with one hand, and slide the beads with the fingers of the other hand. Take it on long car rides, or for waiting rooms!

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