Assistive technology can be accessed directly or indirectly by switch, mouse, joystick or voice. This webinar will present assessment strategies to determine the optimal switch location and switch type to provide access. A switch site hierarchy will be presented along with clinical indicators for a variety of potential switch locations. A wide array of mechanical and electrical switches will also be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Participants will learn assessment strategies for determining the best switch site for access to assistive technology. 
  2. Participants will be able to describe clinical criteria for 3 different switch sites. 
  3. Participants will be able to list 3 different mechanical switches.  
  4. Participants will be able to list 3 different electrical switches.
This one-hour webinar was originally presented by Emma Smith, OT, ATP/SMS, on September 14, 2015. It is worth 0.1 RESNA CEUs.