Choose the size Taction Pad that will work best with the item you want the child to pick up or touch. There are 3 different sizes: 2”x4”, 3”x5”, & 0.1”x24”. The long thin size is ideal to wrap around an object. The other sizes may be placed on, under, or around an item.
www.lburkhart.com)Here is a simple, inexpensive way to adapt a mouse for a child who needs to operate the computer switch. The idea was introduced by Linda Burkhart at the AAC in the Mountains Conference (1995) in Park City, Utah. (
- 1 1/2” notebook (3 ring binder)
- Hot glue gun and glue stick
- 15” of craft wood, 3/4” x 3/4”
- Sponge or foam rubber
- Wood or corrugated cardboard
- Nails, hammer
- Wide Paper Clamps
- Electric Hand Jigsaw
Cut wood or cardboard following pattern example above. Glue or nail pieces together. Place clamps on top or at sides (to stabilize paper or books).
- Discarded 35mm film canister
- Small photo of student mounted on firm backing (plastic/cardboard, etc)
- Hook Velcro
- Velcro sensitive material
- Hot glue
Cover canister sides with Velcro sensitive material, hot glue in place. Place hook Velcro on back of child’s mounted picture. Attach Velcro to the covered canister.
Take off the binding of a book and separate the pages (making sure all pages are numbered first). Laminate, coat in clear contact paper, or place each page in a lock top plastic bag. Then, punch holes and put the pages in a three-ring binder.