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OTS 29: Assistive Tech & Switches for Students With High Needs Featuring RJ Cooper

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode 29 of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast.

Do you work with students who use iPads or other technology tools to access their educational curriculum and environment? RJ from is a computer science guru that specializes in developing tools for people with special needs and the people who serve them. For nearly 40 years, RJ has worked primarily with people who have developmental disabilities to help them benefit from highly specialized switches, computers and applications, and mechanisms that position these tools.

Listen in to learn more about how RJ develops tools and hear what tools he recommends for every classroom with a population that may require specialized equipment.

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    • Jane is an SLP and special educator with a passion for literacy, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and Assistive Technology. Her website has many references and recommendations related to these fields.

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