Early Childhood

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This issue discusses Assistive Technology (AT) as a continuum of adaptation and intervention strategies that enable individuals to participate and learn. Included are suggestions on using the continuum to generate interventions, making plans for embeding AT opportunities into activities and routines, and a template for caregiver-child interaction plan.

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This issue discusses funding- considered a major barrier in the acquisiiton of AT devices and services. Also discussed are high cost of equipment, eligibility criteria, lack of information about funding sources and location of third party payment sources as well as possible funding sources.

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This issue brings information about Assistive Technology (AT) resources and professional development. Included are questions to consider when planning for training: 1) why provide professional development or training about AT, 2) what kind of information (or content) should be included, and 3) who can provide the training. Also included are...

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This issue brings a discussion about designing AT Professional Development activities for Early Intervention, insights on characteristics of professional selected to provide the training (i.e. knowledgeable about AT use with infants, toddlers, and families) and types of training (large and small groups or individualized, hands-on training).

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The Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning is designed to help families prepare for those times during which their child moves from one environment to another and from one developmental stage to another . The focus is on the role of assistive technology during those times....

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In this July 25, 2012 post on Education News, Michael F. Shaughnessy interviews authors Kathleen Sadao and Nancy Robinson, who co-wrote the book “Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments." The article includes Sadao and Robinson’s definitions of both Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and assistive technology (AT)....

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This Action Information Sheet explores how technology can benefit young children with disabilities, and discusses tools that enable children with special needs to access tablets and computers. Technology discussed includes alternative keyboards, trackballs, switches, mobile apps, and computer software.

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This Action Information Sheet follows a family’s process of selecting and using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to help their young son speak. How the family came to discover AAC and the benefits it has offered their son and family are detailed.

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Michelle Yoder is a special education teacher in Florida and her blog, Special Education Strategies and More, chronicles her experiences teaching pre-K and third grade students in self-contained classrooms. This is a great blog for fellow educators and parents looking to introduce new learning opportunities at home. The blog offers...

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This tip sheet introduces parents to the important practice of having a shared reading experience with their child. Why shared reading experiences are important and strategies parents can use to implement them are explained. Resources for teens and adults who struggle with reading are also included.

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