Sensory Touch and Speak Toy

Sensory Touch and Speak Toy

Sensory Touch and Speak Toy 

for Children with multiple Disabilities

Designer:  Royal Rowland 

Abstract

         The project is a toy for Shore Collaborative. The goals for the Sensory Touch and Speak game were to create a game that would teach students (ages 5-7) about different weather scenarios, at the same time increasing dexterity and range of motion. The toy has six buttons each with a different weather theme (sun, wind, rain, snow, moon, cloud). When a specific button is pushed there is an audio response such as “cloud”. There are two modes selectable by the teacher which includes “touch and speak” mode and “button search” mode. “Touch and speak” mode allows the student to press buttons at random and “button search” mode will ask the student to find a button and then issue an audio response that tells them they have found the correct button. The game was designed to have a maximum user capability were the game can be modified to fit any number of circumstances. With removable buttons and replaceable button covers the toy most certainly meets any criteria. The toy consists of four main components, the box, the “brains”, the “voice”, and the human interface.

Sensory Touch and Speak Toy   Sensory Touch and Speak Toy

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