AT for Development & Participation

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Assistive Technology supports for young children's self care needs strengthen their ability to participate in eating, dressing, bathing, and personal hygiene routines. Adaptations of readily available materials, as well as the use of specialized supports, accommodate a child's abilities to participate. The bathtime scenario in this document provides examples of...

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Examples of assistive technology (AT) items used to support the various positions and movements used by children to explore and participate in various settings are listed in this article. There are various features of commercially available supports as well as adaptive equipment for a full range of options.

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Early mobility influences cognitive and social development. Children may need assistance in moving to explore their environments, a critical component of participation. AT supports can help children achieve early developmental milestones including crawling, standing, walking and using ride-on toys and bikes.

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Children learn by actively exploring and interacting with the people and objects in their daily environments. These environments include activities in the home, community and early childhood programs. Through interactions children find out about an object’s sensory characteristics, its size and shape, concepts of more/less, big and small, and begin...

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Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are AT tools that address the communication needs of a child. Infants and toddlers with disabilities use multiple ways to communicate. They are used in combination with other communication strategies such as gestures, baby signs, vocalizations, and speech. As language develops, AT is customized...

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Mobile digital devices enable young children with disabilities to participate fully in an increased number of learning opportunities. There are several types of AT supports that can make the touch screen tablets easier and safer to use for young children with disabilities. This article provides information on accessories and tools...

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Assistive technology (AT) supports can help children acquire skills and knowledge as they participate in the “general curriculum” (IDEA, 2004). The general curriculum for preschool children with disabilities is determined to be the daily routines and activities taking place in the early childhood classroom. Although children grow and develop, they...

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This article from Let's Participate! shows how to adapt a battery-operated toy to be used as a switch. This is useful for parents and teachers of children with disabilities, to make play and learning more fun and accessible, both in school and at home.

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It is important for parents to understand the “language” of assistive technology so they can be informed advocates for their child’s technology needs. The following glossary of terms can help parents learn about the kinds of assistive technologies that are available and how they can be used. (Get...

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Let’s Expand Vocabulary is an app that has been designed for children with expressive language delays, more specifically word retrieval difficulties. It is also tailored to support for children learning ESL. The app uses 4 exciting games to encourage the development of specific strategies in children “who find it difficult...

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