This is a blog about adaptive equipment for children with physical and cognitive disabilities. I design and build this equipment for the Toronto District School Board.
I have been working with these children for 16 years and these adaptations are the result of working to enable a child with gross or fine motor difficulties to participate in all aspects of a classroom program. Some of these adaptations are for deaf, blind, deaf/blind or autistic students and students who are non speaking.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayyTSf7wRu4 – global tv
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/moira_macdonald/2009/12/23/12247706-sun.html – article from Toronto Sun
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/teachingawards/ – 2007 recipient of the Premier’s Award for Excellence in Education – special needs
Also 2008 recipient of appreciation award from Toronto CEC – Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXsBhQcKAJw Winning submission – Best Buy best in class $10,000 winner. This was a collaboration of a number of staff members. My adaptations in the video are 1) ipad case and mount 2) custom switch pad and access 3) camera box, enables a point and shoot camera to be used like a single switch.