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This guide offers steps for families to take with their teens and young adults to get them involved in the process of exploring assistive technology. When youth take an active role in choosing their own AT tools, they are more likely to find things that will work well for their...

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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 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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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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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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In this webinar, David Hobbs, doctoral student at Flinders University in Australia, talks about his research on applied technologies focusing on tactile sensory agnosia in the hands of children with cerebral palsy, and the design and development of an interactive, haptic computer gaming system as a novel therapy intervention for...

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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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In this study, the authors used video-self-modeling (VSM) intervention to improve academic performance of 2 middle school students with ASD (both Caucasian and female) and to measure improvements in on task behavior and appropriate transitions. With use of VSM, both students showed significant progress for appropriate transition and on task...

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