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For a limited time, you can order free CTD AT keyrings for training, peer support, parent workshops, personnel prep classes and other activities in which you’d like to share these handy, colorful examples of assistive technology. Examples range from low- to high-tech and span ages and types of support. We...

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Young children learn language through modelling. Children using AAC also benefit from a period of learning from modelling. They need to see how this new way of communicating works by watching others. Modelling in AAC is a technique that is supported by research and clinical experience and may also be...

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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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As parents of children with special needs, it may be known that special education services are available as their children enter presechool and elementary school. This document helps to inform parents of exactly how to obtain and navigate through these services during these formative years, how to make it a...

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Sometimes the environment can become overwhelming for a child, especially one who may have sensory processing disorder. This article gives ideas on self-regulation techniques and low-tech tools to help with calming down. They can be used in the home, classroom, or clinic/school-based practice. It's a great way to encourage independence...

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This document was made by Speech-Language Pathologist Lynn Shugars, and describes what adaptive play is, and specific tools and accommodations families can use with their child depending on the type of activity.

Link: https://www2.cliu.org/documents/assistiveTech/leisure.pdf

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Adaptive Play provides fun and engaging ways for children to learn new skills from occupational or physical therapists. Teachers in developmental preschools and kindergartens also make Adaptive Play part of their days, and so can parents. Simply put, Adaptive Play is games and toys that work for children with unique...

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This informational video from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation outlines specific strategies that are useful for language development in young children with down syndrome. Some topics of discussion include language profiles and strengths of children with down syndrome, visual learning, and other teaching techniques that may include low to mid-tech...

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In most families, the first day of school triggers excitement and anxiety. In families who choose an inclusive setting for their child with disabilities, there is concern about their child being accepted, the program seeing their child’s strengths as well as challenges, and the program’s readiness to welcome a child...

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