Early Childhood Professionals

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The article is written by Kimberly Mockler, an experienced teacher of deafblind children. The article was published in the Annual magazine called ‘Odyssey’ which is run by the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center. Mockler shared her experience on teaching deafblind children and provide valuable tips for teachers and...

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David R. Schleper outlines 15 principles for adults to use when reading to deaf and hard of hearing children. The research is based on what deaf parents do when reading to their deaf and hard of hearing children.

The fifteen principles are: Translate stories using American Sign...

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The goal of this free, resource-rich web site "Setting Language in Motion" is to foster an understanding of the importance of early language acquisition that supports robust linguistic competence and conceptual development in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Resources on the site include multiple modules with...

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The following descriptions of assistive technology (AT) use in the classroom have been prepared by Laura Kessel, an AT specialist who supports teachers and teacher training. They may be used for individual study and practice or as part of professional development workshops and/or other training events.

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This blogger, a mother of two children with Autism, has compiled a kind of "Bill of Rights" for preschool children who use AAC devices in their classroom. It's important at this early age that teachers and service providers understand some of the challenges that come from using a device, and...

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For children with Autism, being able to predict their schedule throughout the day is important. In a general learning environment, however, sometimes certain activities or lessons can be cancelled, switched, or altered to accommodate different students or sudden events. Creating a visual interpretation of the sudden event can greatly help...

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More than 20,000 of these CTD AT key rings with colorful examples of assistive technology were distributed for training, peer support, parent workshops, personnel prep classes and other activities Examples range from low- to high-tech and span ages and types of support. We have provided print copies of the pages...

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"Learning to effectively communicate via an augmentative communication display or device can be challenging for any student who is nonverbal, minimally verbal, or a struggling but emerging verbal communicator. It can be an especially difficult task if the student has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These students usually lack role...

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"States and local school districts are required by federal law to educate preschool age children with disabilities in typical early childhood programs alongside children who do not have disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. This policy brief provides an overview of the law and sets forth a list of policy...

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Special education services are available to parents of young children as they enter presechool and elementary school. This very helpful document from the San Diego Regional Center helps to inform parents of exactly how to obtain and navigate through these services during these formative years. The document also provides how...

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