Switchamajig Controller

Promoted Skills

Product Description

The Switchamajig Controller syncs with an iPad* enabling children (and adults) to operate switch-adapted toys (3.5mm jacks), electronic devices, and kitchen utensils by touching the switch panels on the iPad screen. The unit plugs into a switch-adapted toy or switch-adapted outlet and creates a Wi-Fi connection with the iPad to control the device it’s plugged in to.
2 AA Batteries sold separately.
Switch adapted toy not included.
*Requires an iPad to use - sold separately. To sync your iPad, download the free Switchamjig application

Notice:
The assessment and following report is based on the Switchamajig. Switchamajig 2.0 is the newest version of the controller that will include additional features like editing options for the switch panels (colors, pictures, and sounds), recordable switch panels to incorporate Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and the option to disable the “Enable Back” feature. 

Physical 0

Skills

  • The Switchamajig Controller provides opportunities for children with physical limitations. ie: Children with cerebal palsy may operate devices through the Switchamajig Controller because the switch panels on the iPad may be easier to access and activate.
  • Children can use the controller with friends/family and gain a sense of belonging and cooperation. They can collaborate with others to activate and create.
  • Children can work on hand strength and simultaneous or alternating movements as the switches on the panels can be used in tandem. For example: When a child plays with a remote control car he can hold down the green button to make the car go while holding down the orange button to make the car turn.
  • The iPad can be placed near a child’s weak side to encourage moving and strengthening that side.

Social/Emotional 0

Skills

  • Children can practice activities of daily living like cooking while using the Switchamajig. 
  • Children can practice giving directions to others on how to use the controller.
  • Children can use the controller with friends/family and gain a sense of belonging and cooperation. They can collaborate with others to activate and create. 

Cognitive 0

Skills

  • The Switchamajig Controller supports independence in children and adults and helps foster inclusion.
  • The Switchamajig switch panels are color-coded. Children can learn color recognition based on what color operates what mode of the device being played with. (e.g.: A remote control car may use the red and green colored switch panel. Green drives the car forward and red drives the car backwards.)
  • Children can work on directions such as left/right and forward/backward. A user can move a device such as a remote control car in those directions or execute directions received from another person.

Developmental Processes Promoted

Additional Details

Approximate Price:
$349.00
Age Range:
0+
Directions:
Simple
Levels of Play:
Five or More Levels
Storability:
Self Storing
Washability:
Surface Wipe

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Switchamajig Controller

Developmental Skill
Physical Yes
Sensory Yes
Communicative Yes
Cognitive Yes
Social/Emotional Yes

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