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Assistive and accessible technology can help students with special needs overcome a wide variety of challenges. Although some tech-savvy teachers are confident figuring out these technologies on their own, many others need training on how to implement assistive and accessible technology effectively to benefit their students. In some cases, formal...

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In the field of special education, it's important to stay up-to-date on practices and technologies that ensure an inclusive, quality education for children with varying disabilities. Here, the University of Wisconsin describes different aspects of accommodation and assistive technology (AT), and how they serve students, with different areas of instruction...

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The Ceedar center, in collaboration with the University of Florida, and Great Teachers and Leaders at the American Institutes for Research, offers innovation configurations (ICs) to promote the implementation of evidence-based practices in teacher preparation. ICs are designed to evaluate current teacher preparation and professional development by determining which evidence-based...

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This Guide to Assistive Technology (AT) was created for parent center professionals and family members to help them learn about effective AT practices, devices, and services. AT has great potential to help infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities participate fully in daily routines; increase access to the general educational...

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Assistive technology is any kind of technology that can be used to enhance the functional independence of a person with a disability. Often, for people with disabilities, accomplishing daily tasks such as talking with friends, going to school and work, or participating in recreational activities is a challenge. Get informed...

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Welcome to this short video outlining basic topics and concepts for using assistive technology with students with disabilities. Students, parents, teachers and other service professionals can benefit from this overview video.

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Did you know that 85% of what we say is communicated with only 200 basic words? It is now commonly understood in the field of augmentative and alternative communication that all students need access to a commonly used core vocabulary. Core vocabulary is a small set of simple words, in...

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This informational article considers what works when creating a condusive educational environment for all students. It takes the concepts of Universal Design and assistive technology to create the kind of environment that fits every child's needs.

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Areas designed for early intervention use include supports to help young children participate in daily activities. This checklist can help educators ensure that these areas are well-equipped for inclusive learning, and promote growth for a diverse population of preschool children with a wide range of abilities and interests.

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This checklist will ensure that educators have the necessary materials to meet the needs of all their students, and provide learning opportunities for every child. In this way, growth in early childhood classrooms can include the supports to help these children participate in daily activities.

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