1. Determining a strong, consistent contingencies or multiple positive contingencies.
2. Determining the best body positioning and type of response for each child.
3. Determining the best environment (no one talking, lights down for better visual or more contract for some children).
4. Developing a program so that the tones can be presented consistently (sound meter and downloading apps).
5. Determining the easiest motor response for the individual child.
6. Determining the timing features and types of prompts to be used.
7. Developing an interrupter so that the child does not get the contingencies without a tone first & delaying the tone as long as the child is activating the switch.
8. Securing the switch on a tray so the child does not try to mouth or pick up the switch...and being able to connect the interrupter switch so it can't be pulled.
9. Collect and analyze data on prompted and unprompted responses.
We will look at the data to determine if the program needs to be changed. We go by the philosophy that it isn't a child learning or not, but if the program is working or not. We will discuss how it can be made more simple if we don't see Carver responding without prompts...so, I am not sure how long it might take.