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This article was written for professionals working with children with complex communication needs, and explains how they can combine AAC interventions with Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), which includes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment with naturalistic interventions. With these frameworks, an AAC practitioner can help develop the communication of a child...

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For a limited time, you can order free CTD AT keyrings for training, peer support, parent workshops, personnel prep classes and other activities in which you’d like to share these handy, colorful examples of assistive technology. Examples range from low- to high-tech and span ages and types of support. We...

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"States and local school districts are required by federal law to educate preschool age children with disabilities in typical early childhood programs alongside children who do not have disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. This policy brief provides an overview of the law and sets forth a list of policy...

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This informational video from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation outlines specific strategies that are useful for language development in young children with down syndrome. Some topics of discussion include language profiles and strengths of children with down syndrome, visual learning, and other teaching techniques that may include low to mid-tech...

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The purpose of this toolkit is to present ways for early childcare providers to better manage challenging behaviors in a childcare setting. It describes intervention strategies, technological tools, accommodations, and positive behavioral supports to help class time go more smoothly. This toolkit also briefly describes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), basic...

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This article was written by Dr. Temple Grandin, an assistant professor at Colorado State University who has Autism. Here she explains the accommodations, modifications, and assistive technologies teachers can use that greatly help young children with Autism in school.

Link: https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/?pageId=601

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This article from The Inclusion Lab gives great tips on how to best prepare a young child with disabilities to enter kindergarten from preschool, before school starts and during the school year. These include accommodations and low-tech assistive technologies to help make for a smooth transition and inclusion in...

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This article of tips compiled by the Administration of Children and Families and the National Institutes of Health gives early care and education providers ideas on how to best care for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The tips are based on concepts of learning and development that can be...

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The Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACB) has produced, in partnership with families and practitioners in Ohio, a video series about the use of technology with evidence based early intervention. These eight videos illustrate how video, video conferencing, and related technologies can improve access to, and the...

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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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