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Get Creative with Switch Access


16th November, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

£30 per individual.

60 minute Online Learning workshop.

Do you have learners with complex needs who love music and art?

In this online workshop, Claire Harrison, an Assistive Technology and ASN Teacher on the CALL team will demonstrate how to create music and art activities that are accessible for learners who use switches. Participants will be guided through the equipment and steps required to play and navigate a musical using a variety of software and apps including RadSounds for iPad, MP3 music players and Tar Heel Gameplay.

As well as finding out how to switch adapt tools that can be used to create art, participants will explore software and apps that enable learners to create their own art work. Claire has a wealth of experience working in this field and her creativity and knowledge will inspire you to explore the tools and open up fun and educational opportunities for your learners with complex needs.

This course was held on the 16th November, 2023 but you can still purchase a recording of the session.
You'll also receive all the resources that were sent out with the course.

What you will learn

  • How to introduce art and music activities to your learners with complex needs
  • How to set up and operate switches as an access method to creative activities
  • How use software and apps such as RadSounds for iPad and Tar Heel Gameplay to create and play music
  • How to use software and apps to support learners to create their own art

Who is the course aimed at?

  • Special School Staff
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists
  • Teachers, Support for Learning Teachers, Pupil Support Assistants
  • Families.

Meet your presenter(s)

Claire Harrison
Assistive Technology and Complex Needs Officer

My role involves: assessment and support of individual learners and research and development projects.

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