Phase II CVI Activity-Light Switches

By mverlind@nd.gov on Jan 08, 2018

My student with CVI is in the transition range of Phase I to Phase II and is still attracted to lights. We are searching for activities that are functional and motivating for him, so light can be used as a tool for this. Because we want him to start working on cause/effect skills and also reaching and fine motor, I decided to make an activity board with 2 LED Wall Switch Lights (found at Dollar Store). One light was outlined in red and the other in black. I glued red foam on half of a piece of cardboard and black construction paper on the other half. I then mounted the red light on the black background and the black light on the red background using the Velcro strips that came with the package. This activity board can then be hung up on a wall or put on a reading stand at an angle so the student can easily interact and push the switches on and off.

Preparation:

  1. Cut piece of cardboard to size desired.
  2. Cut red and black paper to the size of half of cardboard.
  3. Place batteries in light switches.
  4. Attach velcro included in light switch package to back of light switches.
  5. Place each light switch on both sides of board.

Materials

  • 10"X13" piece of cardboard (you can use any size that you wish)
  • Red foam or construction paper cut to fit one half of cardboard
  • Black foam or construction paper cut to fit one half of cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Glue to attach paper
  • LED Wall Switch Lights
  • 3 AAA batteries for each light switch

Variations

  • This activity can be made using other colors that the student may be attracted to as well as different sizes of board.