Early Childhood

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Sometimes the environment can become overwhelming for a child, especially one who may have sensory processing disorder. This article gives ideas on self-regulation techniques and low-tech tools to help with calming down. They can be used in the home, classroom, or clinic/school-based practice. It's a great way to encourage independence...

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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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In most families, the first day of school triggers excitement and anxiety. In families who choose an inclusive setting for their child with disabilities, there is concern about their child being accepted, the program seeing their child’s strengths as well as challenges, and the program’s readiness to welcome a child...

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When you have a child with a disability, it's important for their living environment to be safe and accessible, so as to promote healthy development as they grow. Home modifications can help you make your home into a place where your child is safe, comfortable, and thriving. These modifications and...

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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.

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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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Adaptations are a way to meet the unique needs of all children, including children with disabilities and special needs. By using adaptations in your home, you can increase your child’s independent participation and learning in everyday childhood routines and activities. Rather than “fixing” a child’s skill deficit, the goal is...

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Social media is an important tool that can be leveraged to help families acquire needed assistive technology (AT) for their children. This handout discusses ways to use social media to reach out to one's community to "crowdfund" when other resources are not available to pay for a needed support. This...

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