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This this document is a very in depth resource manual, created by the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). It includes full chapters on most areas of classroom AT use, as well as chapters specific to hearing and vision disabilities, recreation & leisure,...

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This resource guide focuses on breadth of information, including basic information on assistive technology solutions for classroom areas including Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Computer Access, Orientation & Mobility, Art, Music, and Physical Education. The document also includes information on Agencies, Organizations, and Vendors that provide assistive technology....

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This 2014 research addresses the question of whether Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices improve expressive language (specifically speech) in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. From the conclusion section: "Minimally verbal school-aged children can make significant and rapid gains in spoken spontaneous language with a novel, blended intervention that focuses...

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This guide, from The Advocacy Institute and the Children's Law Clinic at Duke Law School, helps families and advocates navigate the process of mediation and resolution sessions in special education. It includes information on terms, mediation vs. resolution session, preparation, negotiation, communication tips, and resources.

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This literature review addresses how much media use preschoolers do in childcare settings. The review of 17 studies showed that children in home daycare settings were more likely to have media use at preschool, and that the higher the education level of preschool staff the less likely the children were...

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This checklist provides practitioners and providers a simple form to assist in following DEC's Recommended Practices with respect to Assistive Technology. It includes items on observation, child's strengths and challenges, AT device determination, appropriateness of AT device, everyday AT use, and weaning from AT use.

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This website from the American Academy of Pediatrics and HealthyChildren.org helps families look at and plan for how much time media use takes up in a day. It is preset with the recommended number of hours per day of sleep and physical activity, and allows families to add or subtract...

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The Family Media Plan from the American Academy of Pediatrics and HealthyChildren.org helps families set up specific limits for media use. The step-by-step site includes specific aspects of media use to discuss and set with families, such as: Device Free Times, Device Free Zones, Device Curfew, Diversify Your Media, Safety,...

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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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