Type of Assistive Technology: Electronic device
Level of Ability: The child must be able apply pressure to the button.
How It Works: Messages can be recorded by someone who is working with the child and the message will be played when the button is pressed. The message can be customized to the needs of the situation.
Possible Uses: With this piece of technology, the child can press the button to play the message that was prerecorded. Because the message can be customized, the button is versatile from setting to setting. The use of multiple buttons can give the child options. Interchangeable switch covers are commonly available and pictures can be attached to the buttons that go with the recorded message.
Notes: This technology is commonly used in both home settings and school settings. There are also different kinds of buttons available that may play multiple messages depending on which mode the switch is on.