Technology Solutions for Early Childhood Symposium - The Future is Now

Join thought leaders in early childhood development and assistive technology (AT) at this CTD symposium for Federal policy makers, national association staff, researchers, family advocates, and others. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), participants will learn about evidence-based practices, interesting research being conducted, and ways in which families are successfully using technology to support the developmental and learning needs of their children. We will be live straming the event sessions live throughout the day.  We will be posting exact session times soon.  


Bill Klein

Bill Klein, of TLC’s television program “The Little Couple” will share experiences that he and his wife, Dr. Jen Arnold, have had in using technology tools with their two children, William and Zoey. 

Ron Benham Ron Benham serves as Director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition, as well as Division Director for Perinatal, Early Childhood and Special Health Needs, and Director of Early Intervention Services.
Bridget Gilormini

Bridget Gilormini, Director of the PACER Simon Technology Center, will lead participants in a series of hands-on AT activities. 

Tamara Kaldor, M.S.

Tamara Kaldor, Assistant Director of the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute, will share evidence-based strategies for integrating technology tools at home and in school to support the social-emotional and learning needs of children. 

Susan Mistrett

Susan Mistrett, a nationally-recognized expert and much-published author on the use of assistive technology with children from birth to eight years old, will share key lessons learned from decades of research and practice.

Suzanne Milbourne

Dr. Suzanne Milbourne, Director, Delaware Early Childhood Assistive Technology Demonstration project, will provide information on both research and practice based on decades of experience in both arenas.  

Amelia Moody

Dr. Amelia Moody, Professor, Watson College of Education, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, will address the use of AT to enhance language and literacy skills in young children, among other interesting research in which she is involved. 

Beth Poss

Beth Poss, Coordinator of Montgomery County Public Schools' Preschool Education Program, will bring both assistive technology expertise and a research-to-practice perspective to the event.

Christopher Swanson

Christopher Swanson Ed.D., Senior Program Director. Quality Early Learning & Education, Center for Technology in Education, Johns Hopkins University


(Additional panelists will be announced soon) 
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Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 - 8:30am to 2:00pm EST
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Conference Code: 789 594 8249

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