Advocacy & Awareness

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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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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 .)...

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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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The role technologies play in early learning, literacy and l anguage development is the focus of this presentation by Chip Donohue, Ph.D., Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education and Director of the Technology in Early Childhood Center at the Erikson Institute in Chicago. Donohue identifies challenges and opportunities in...

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Video modeling is frequentely used for training individuals with ASD to learn social and academic skills. These videos are often prepared and produced by either researchers or teachers. This study investigated whether, after receiving training, mothers of students in the ASD spectrum could produce video modeling, and whether those videos...

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Children born in the 21st century use digital media everywhere - at home and at school, at the public library and at the doctor's office. In this article, the authors talk about the importance of having parents and children using digital media together, and the need for more guidance on...

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Developed by a mother of twins with autism, the Gemiini is a web-based program using the Discrete Video Modeling (DVM) technique. DVM promotes the use and repetition of small bits of information to develop language, reading and social skills for individuals on the ASD and Down Syndrome. Available on a...

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