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Do you think it's too confusing to be trying with different things at the same time?

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This discussion was created from comments split from: Hi, I'm Chris, I am an Adaptive Technology Specialist.

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  • toast
    toast Community member Posts: 46 Listener
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    Do you think it is too confusing to be trying with different things at the same time with someone with PMLD? Like my daughter has switch adapted toys, a switch / usb adapter on pc on which she plays games like Happy Duck / a Big Mack and an iPad which she loves and we are really using for cause / effect games. Would we be better doing less switch stuff and focusing more on the iPad - especially as we have less time now school has started back? TIA
  • Chris2
    Chris2 Community member Posts: 35 Listener
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    Hi Tia
    That's a very good question and one that can divide opinion. In my experience it is very dependent on the individual and the nature of their difficulties. It is my opinion that at an early age, the more learning opportunities and variety of experiences a child can experience the better. From what you have described it sounds like you are working on a variety of cause and affect type activities with your child, with slight variations on the method. This variety should help to reinforce those cause and effect concepts. It can however, be important to keep the language used as consistent as possible across the activities when supporting your child. So as for moving between switch activities on the computer, switch toys, a Big Mac and an iPad, I would say this is absolutely fine and would encourage it. It is worth checking with the professionals working with your child in school for specific targets they may be working towards so that you can work on these concepts at home.
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