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Alex Willcox

Clicker in the Caribbean

December 17th, 2018

The Dunnottar School and Vocational Centre in Castries caters to over one hundred special education students. For the past six years, Kate McKay has been volunteering a month at a time at the school, as well as helping to raise funds for them. In a first for the Caribbean, Kate introduced Clicker to one of their classrooms and it has made an immense difference to the students’ writing and self-esteem:

“The unit I was working with this year (Dunnottar Multi Disabled Centre, DMDC) is a relatively new unit for Dunnottar, and ever since I visited it two years ago, I just knew that Clicker was needed for the students there. 

I set up a Clicker Set very quickly, then using switch access, had a child working independently on an exercise after just two minutes, high-fiving me each time he succeeded, and having his self-esteem go through the roof!

Talking books were a huge hit with all. The parents and students had created simple story books of their summer vacations, along with photographs. I created a talking book for each student, then using a projector and the switch access, we invited other staff to come along and watch and listen to their students tell their own stories. It was a huge success, and new ideas for using the talking books facility just flowed from the staff.

Clicker 7 has changed the way these children will learn and the way the teachers will teach.”

Read this wonderful success story in full here.

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