Community switches

I have recently begun working with two exceptional teenagers both of whom are just learning how to use head switches to communicate basic ideas. Today we went for a walk around the neighborhood. At first I had programmed the switches to say “yes” and “no” but every time their wheelchairs went over a bump, their heads would hit the “no” button. Even though the comment was unintentional, it seemed like a downer. Halfway through the walk, I reprogrammed the switches to say “hello” and “Yes”. The neighborhood adventure immediately became a happier experience for us all.
What “switches” do you use when you are in the community?

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