Please note: this course was previously known as 'Switching to Success' but was renamed in Aug 2013 with the introduction of a new course, 'Developing Switch Skills 2 - Practical' (see related items below).
Book online or by post.
Weds 12 Feb - West London
Thurs 27 Feb - Peterborough
Weds 5 Mar - Huddersfield
Weds 26 Mar - Brighton
Fri 28 Mar - Exeter
Tues 29 Apr, Fife
Thurs 15 May, Cardiff
Weds 21 May, Wolverhampton
Thurs 12 June, Colchester
Weds 18 June, Oxford
Thurs 3 July, Hull
Discounts available when you book 2 or more people on the same course! (see below and booking form for details)
Save money on multi-person bookings when you book before 31 Dec 2013!
A switch may be a doorway to access the world for those experiencing Learning Difficulties and individuals with Physical disabilities alike. It is therefore really important that staff are aware of best practice and apply it in their work in the classroom.
This course attempts to cover every aspect of the development of the use of switching for Learners at all levels of ability. Starting with the range of switches and covering such aspects of switching as switch rules, establishing cause and effect, teaching with toys and troubleshooting problems, the course builds a set of objectives for use in developing switch skills in Learners.
What is the best type of toy to use with switches and why?
What can I do about the Learner who keeps tapping the switch over and over?
How do I tell if my Learner has understood the concept of cause and effect?
What is the best switch to use and how can I keep it in the right position?
What's the best way of moving from one to two switches?
With lots of audience participation, the course attempts to answer these questions and more.
Download an A4 course summary
Comments from previous delegates:
"It was very obvious how much knowledge and expertise he had within the area of special needs"
"The ideas l found most useful were regarding choice making and cause and effect. I won't make assumptions anymore!"
"l left full of ideas and enthusiasm"
To book a place: please order online and pay by debit/credit card or cheque, as you would for any other 'product', or complete and return the booking form.
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- Places are limited. Your booking will be confirmed on receipt of payment.
- Course cost is £99 +VAT per person to attend a course organised by Ability World. Discounts are available for 2nd and subsequent places booked on the same course: £69+VAT for 2nd delegate; £49+VAT for 3rd and subsequent delegates (NB: from Jan 2014 these discounted rates will be £89 +VAT for 2nd delegate and £69 +VAT for 3rd and subsequent delegates from the same organisation)
- This price includes refreshments and lunch
- If you would a course to run at your establishment (e.g. for an INSET training day), the cost is £749 +VAT per course plus expenses if payment is made with booking (an invoice will be provided), or £799 per course plus expenses and VAT if invoiced after the course. This price does not include refreshments or lunch.