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Research Article  |   November 1987
A Comparison of the Use of Adaptive Microswitches by Students With Cerebral Palsy
Author Affiliations
  • Jane M. Everson, MEd, is the Coordinator of Project Transition into Employment (TIE) at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia 23284–0001
  • Roberta Goodwyn, OTR, is the Chief of Vocational Programming at the Richmond Cerebral Palsy Center, Richmond, Virginia
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Neurologic Conditions / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Features
Research Article   |   November 1987
A Comparison of the Use of Adaptive Microswitches by Students With Cerebral Palsy
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1987, Vol. 41, 739-744. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.11.739
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, November 1987, Vol. 41, 739-744. doi:10.5014/ajot.41.11.739
Abstract

This paper describes systematic procedures used to assess, train, and compare the use of adaptive microswitches for microcomputers used by adolescents with cerebral palsy. A comparison is made of three students with cerebral palsy using microswitches to increase their production rates as part of a vocational training program. Future uses of adaptive microswitches in vocational and educational training programs are also considered.