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This article includes recently revised recommendations for the type, amount, and quality of media that young children consume. Overall child development and communication development are discussed, along with concerns if media is overused. The policy statement addresses both traditional video media (broadcast television, streaming videos, etc) and app-based media...

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These slides accompany the webinar, AT Assessment Tools and Interventions: Tots Can Tech Too! . In this webinar, experienced AT professionals from Fairfax County, VA public schools demonstrate how to develop and conduct AT assessments, and implement activities in early childhood classrooms and at home to make participation and learning...

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This handout provides parents and professionals with tips for advocating for assistive technology for children. This resource was created for PACER Center’s Technology to Improve Kids’ Educational Success (TIKES) project. http://www.pacer.org/stc/tikes

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This PPT is part of the CTD webinar Funding AT for K-12 . Chris Gibbons discusses AT funding sources for children with and without IEPs. He provides information on 3rd party funding, offering specific examples and providing participants with useful resources. ( Watch the recorded webinar .)...

Webinar
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Assistive technology (AT) can change the lives of students with disabilities, helping them reach their full potential. Yet the rubber meets the road when it is time to pay for AT devices and services, and information about AT funding is often hard to find. In this important webinar, Chris Gibbons...

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This activity can be used to guide parents and professionals in a discussion of the range of items that can be considered assistive technology (AT). Often under-documented in the context of assistive technology, visual supports, sensory supports, and behavior supports can all fall in the category of assistive technology. Whether...

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For some children with disabilities, technology can give them a voice in the form of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system and open new doors of possibility. This professional development activity can be used to guide parents and professionals in a discussion of apps and screen time for...

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Traditionally much of the language offered to young and beginning AAC communicators has been comprised of nouns and descriptive words. This professional development activity can be used to guide parents and professionals through the use of two different activity boards. One board is comprised of words commonly used on AAC...

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In this presentation, Lauren Meatty, Chief of Early Intervention at the Schwartz Center, explains how selected Apps can be used with autistic and non-verbal students to foster content engagement and promote academic/social interaction.

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Hosted by the White House, in partnership with the US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, the Early Learning STEM symposium highlighted the importance of promoting active science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in early childhood. This video captures presentations of the panel discussion“What does the research say...

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