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Finding the funds to acquire needed assistive technology (AT) is often a primary concern for families and educators. There may be alternative ways to find AT through a reuse program. This handout discusses programs for acquiring AT that involve refurbishing, loans, and device exchange. This resource was created for PACER...

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It is important that assistive technology (AT) is both considered and documented for children with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This handout provides guidelines for families, educators, and administrators on the essential process of considering and documenting AT. This resource was created for...

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Filmed in collaboration with WETA, this series of short videos on various assitive technology topics is meant to be informative for parents, teachers, and service providers to young children with disabilities. If you want to see the full playlist to choose a specific topic or video, click the top left...

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STEM includes the subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math – subjects that are fun for kids of all ages. These STEM ideas are simple enough for preschoolers to try and offer tons of fun for pre-kinders.

Link: https://thestemlaboratory.com/preschool-stem-activities/

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The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop provides their findings on the early STEM landscape in education, and offers a different approach in overcoming obstacles regarding the integration of STEM in early learning.

Link: http://joanganzcooneycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/jgcc_stemstartsearly_final.pdf

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The Center for Research and Professional Development center's Childcare Quality & Early Learning program from the University of Washington provides this presentation to help educators learn what educational opportunities are available for these young students, and how to engage these opportunities within their learning environments.

Link: https://depts.washington.edu/cqel/PDFs/...

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This helpful article from the Department of Education gives advice to early childhood educators on how to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts to young children.

Link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/talk-read-sing/stem-toolkit-preschool-teachers.pdf

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This publication, from the Young Exceptional Children Journal, details how the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum fits into early learning centers, and how to implement a STEM curriculum for young learners with disabilities.

Link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1096250614566541

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Donegan-Ritter, M. (2017). STEM for ALL...

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Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) is a form of blindness that is neurological. There are some general rules of thumb for making vision easier for kids with CVI. They respond well to high contrast, bright colors, movement, and lights. Here are some great educational tools that you can use to help...

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This blog by an Occupational Therapist (OT), titled MamaOT , covers topics related to Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), particularly for young children. Informtion and ideas for playtime and learning for these children are shared, suitable for parents, educators, and service providers. This page in particular includes information about SPD as...

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