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Creating a Sensory Friendly Classroom for All Learners

Every learner learns differently, and some learners experience the world around them in a more intense way than others. This can be due to sensory processing disorder (SPD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or simply individual variations in how the brain processes sensory information.

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Choosing the Right AAC Device for Early Learners

Giving a voice to every child is essential. For young learners struggling to communicate, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices can be transformative. This guide dives into Single and Multi-Message Communicators, helping you find the ideal tool that matches each child's unique abilities. With an AAC device, your child can express themselves, make choices, and have fun participating in the world around them!

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Wireless Switches

When considering which switch to purchase, it would be advisable to check whether a wireless version of the switch you require is available. Using a wireless switch will allow an individual to move the switch to a suitable position without also having to relocate the accompanying switch cable. 

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Wired Switches

In its most common form, a wired switch is a button shaped device with a 3.5mm jack plug lead. To access a PC, the lead connects to an interface, or it can be plugged directly into a switch adapted product, an interactive toy, for example.

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Specialist Switches

It may be necessary to consider a different type of switch when a button switch proves not to be suitable for the individual. In this respect there are many specialist switches available, in different shapes and sizes, that require varying amounts of pressure to activate.

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Who uses a switch?

Switch access is commonly used by individuals with motor disabilities and cognitive disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and autism, who cannot access a mouse, keyboard, touch screen or alternative access method.