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Code: KMCAT06
Duration: One hour
Activity Type: E-Learning
Resource Type: Application
When Handwriting or Communication is a Challenge: Exploring Alternatives Using Assistive Technology
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This E-learning Module would be useful for Community Occupational Therapists and Education Staff to undertake, to extend their knowledge of Assistive Technology.


The module is divided in to 3 parts, each of which focuses on the following:

Part 1 – First Steps in Supporting Alternative Recording - this covers introductory principles and strategies for supporting a child or young person with handwriting  and recording difficulties.

Part 2 – Alternative Access and Recording Methods - this covers more complex access needs, including using alternative mouse control and other more bespoke solutions.

Part 3 – Developing Switch Skills - The How, When and Why of introducing and progressing switch skill use and development. 

You can work through all 3 parts of the Module. Alternatively, if you have a particular difficulty or young person in mind, you may go to a specific module.

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