Early Childhood Professional Development Activity: Yes, This is Assistive Technology!

This activity can be used to guide parents and professionals in a discussion of the range of items that can be considered assistive technology (AT). Often under-documented in the context of assistive technology, visual supports, sensory supports, and behavior supports can all fall in the category of assistive technology. Whether paper systems we print and cut out, written or drawn on a white board, or as an iPad app, visual supports are often lifelong tools for many children with disabilities. On the other end of the technology spectrum we would also consider tablets, computers, and robotics to be assistive technology if it helps a child do something they could not do without it.