We've partnered up with Makers Making Change chapter Leaders Katie Butzu and Mark Lyons to present a series of free workshops for disability professionals. (Follow Katie and Mark on Twitter @KatieButzuOT & @MrMarkLyons)
Yesterday, we hosted our first live session where we built our own big mack style switches to provide switch access for students of varying abilities. Plus, we learned how to make paintbrushes musical to make therapy fun for children who have poor grasp or need to work on fine motor skills.
Katie and Mark are writing us more guides for our accessibility resources. Check out this new free guide for upcycling materials to create your own DIY big mack style switch to provide switch access for students or clients.
Learn how to provide switch access with a Makey Makey musical paintbrush! The ‘Musical Paint Brush Activity’ offers a variety of therapeutic benefits to include: improving fine motor coordination, improving grasp, improving visual motor coordination, improving cause/effect understanding and improving social play.
We are so honored to continue this partnership with Makers Making Change, Katie, and Mark! There are two more FREE workshops for disability professionals. Make sure you sign up and bring your hula hoop and yoga ball to the next two sessions.
Sign up for the Assistive Tech Hula Hoop Workshop:
In the 3rd session, Katie Butzu and Mark Lyons will teach you how to turn a yoga ball into a therapy ball. (Sign up today: https://bit.ly/MakeyOT3 )
Bring a yoga ball, foil, and your Makey Makey to make your own Therapy ball!
Supplies Needed for the DIY Therapy Ball: Yoga ball, aluminum foil tape, speaker wire, and for the switches: cardboard, wire strippers, Duct tape, glue stick, scissors, and a Makey Makey kit.
Sign up for the Third Workshop:
See our previous work with Katie, Mark, and Makers Making Change where we worked alongside disability professionals who created even more assistive tech ideas!