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Tactile/auditory Yes/no Board.

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Tactile auditory board to allow a visually impaired, non-verbal child to respond "yes" or "no" to a question by pressing one of two switches. Describes and pictures a plastic board with two switches, each of which makes a distinct sound when triggered, one for yes, one for no. Half of a tennis ball and half of a smooth ball serve as "ready" positions on which the child's hands are placed. Materials required include a sheet of fiberboard (masonite) about 12 by 16 inches, two 6 by 6 inch pieces, of the same material, four 6 inch pieces of 3/4 inch molding, 2 roller lever subminiature size switches, 2 AA batteries and holders, 2 buzzers with different sounds, plastic coated wire, and the 2 balls. Provides instructions for building the device, including tools needed. Includes photograph and diagrams. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Electrical. AUTHOR: Burkhart, L J TITLE: More Homemade Battery Devices for Severely Handicapped Children with Suggested Activities REF: Millville, Pennsylvania: Linda J Burkhart: p 101-105 NARIC CALL NUMBER: R2509 PAGES (including cover): 6 1982.

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