AT for Development & Participation

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Despite recent pushback in the media over "screen time", the iPad and its apps can create wonderful learning opportunities for young children. They are accessible, relevant, and can be great educational tools for young learners. US Dept of Education did some research as part of their Ready to Learn program...

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The purpose of Early Childhood programs is to intentionally design environments to be responsive to all children’s needs and to provide opportunities for every child to demonstrate learning and growth in all areas. Given the diverse nature of today’s preschool population, care must be taken to select equipment, materials and...

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Assistive technology (AT) in K-12 classrooms is designed to improve the functional capabilities of a child with a disability. While the word technology automatically conjures up images of high-tech electronics, some AT is possible with just simple accommodations. Whether high-tech or simple in design, AT has the ability to transform...

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Most students don't think twice about reading text on their screens or typing on a regular keyboard. But for hundreds of students with a disability, assistive technology tools remove critical barriers to learning. This article offers examples of success stories for parents and teachers to see the power of adding...

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Special Education students have to deal with the extra burden of making sure that they are getting accessible materials before they can even tackle the content. With the help of technology, these students are able to go straight to learning without worrying about the right tools that will get them...

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Toys and other play materials with UD features can be used by all children playing together, including those with sensory (vision, hearing), cognitive (thinking, planning) and/or physical (fine or gross motor) disabilities. The social aspect of play is demonstrated through the toy’s appeal, its usability and potential to engage the...

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The importance of play in a young child's life cannot be over-stated; it is their primary occupation, impacting all areas of development. All children regardless of ability need a variety of opportunities to playfully interact. Since toys are the child’s tools for play, finding toys with features that make them...

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Children enjoy exploring new toys and play materials. These change as the child’s abilities and interests change. This article will help find apps that are appropriate for the child's needs as they develop.

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Switches come in all shapes and sizes. They are often used by a hand or arm, but can be used with any body part. A child should be able to voluntarily activate the switch with large or small movements. This article describes different kinds of switches, taking into account the...

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Play is a critical component of childhood. However, children with disabilities may have difficulty interacting with objects and people due to the barriers that their disabilities present. Because these young children may be restricted in the ways they play, communicate, and move, innovative ideas must be found that promote new...

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