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This newsletter issue brings more information about integration of iPads into existing activities and routines. Included are ways in which apps can be used to promote children's participation in activities and routines. The iPad brings children an interactive experience with multi-sensory feedback that can teach cause and effect, fine motor...

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This issue focus on the various ways to adapt materials using low-tech solutions so that the children can participate in activities and routines that require use of arms and hands. Included is a list of general AT and adaptations ideas for arms and hands with a list of useful materials,...

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This newsletter is focused on the basics of Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC). Included is a discussion on the importance of communication, factors to consider when selecting a device, use of low-tech AAC during activities and routines. Tips and helpful websites are also included.

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This research synthesis reports on a meta-analysis of studies investigating the use of five AT devices with young children with disabilities. Results showed that, regardless of the child disability or severity of intellectual delay, the use of AT devices were related to improvements in child outcomes. Included is also...

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This research synthesis focused on the effectiveness of different types of practices for promoting practicioner and parent adoption of different kinds of assistive technology and adaptations with youg children (birth-105 months). The synthesis included 35 studies with 839 adult participants and 1100 children participants. Results showed that certain practices for...

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This research synthesis focus on the relationship between early childhood practitioner beliefs appraisals and adoption and use of innovative and recommended practices. Meta-analysis of the findings from 29 studies showed that different practioner belief appraisals (endorsement, importance, self-efficacy) were related to the intent to use and the adoption of various...

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This research synthesis focus on the effectiveness of adaptations (environment, materials and devices) for young children with disabilities. The synthesis includes 19 studies of 104 children with different types of disabilities. Results showed that 1) all three types of adaptations were related to variations or changes in child behavior, 2)...

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A Self-Assessment program on AT is the focus of this TnT research brief. The program was designed to provide a picture of how well recommended AT practices are implemented within state communities. Information from all respondents was combined to provide state-wide and regional views of program performance regarding AT...

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This issue brings a discussion about inclusion of AT in the Individualized Family Service Planning (IFSP), types of AT to be considered and guidelines when considering AT on the IFSP. Included are also an annotated sample IFSP that illustrated how considerations may be included, and IFSP resources.

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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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