Takes us into the lifeworld of first-grader Jason at Castle Bridge Elementary School, a public, dual-language school in New York City. Written by Jason’s teachers Stephanie and Andrea in conjunction with his mother Sandra, this essay puts forward the ethos ¡Sí se puede! (Yes, you can!), which relies on children’s empathy and calls for a collective response to inclusion. “Hitting the Switch” concludes with practical suggestions for creating an inclusive space for children who use assistive communicative devices so that they can become meaningful participants in the classroom community.
Alberto, S., Fonseca, A., & Stein, S. J. (2016). Hitting the Switch: ¡Sí se puede!. Occasional Paper Series, 2016 (36). Retrieved from https://educate.bankstreet.edu/occasional-paper-series/vol2016/iss36/7