Early Childhood

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This newsletter issue brings more information about integration of iPads into existing activities and routines. Included are ways in which apps can be used to promote children's participation in activities and routines. The iPad brings children an interactive experience with multi-sensory feedback that can teach cause and effect, fine motor...

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This newsletter issue summarizes the functions and features of iPads and the differences between iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch. Included also are ideas on the use of iPads for the development of social skills, its use for communications and play, adaptative features, cost of device, and ways to buy a...

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This newsletter issue sumarizes findings of the online survey about AT training programs for early intervention service providers. A total of 758 individuals answered the survey. Providers participants in the survey identified workshops and conferences as well as informal self-study as the type of trainings that provide the most information...

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Assistive Technology Assessment is the focus of this issue. Included are planning tools (Assessment of Caregiver Activities and Routines, Adaptations/AT Planning form, and Caregiver-Child Interaction Plan), a discussion of the assessment process and example of learning opportunities plan. Also included are resources and ideas to share.

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This newsletter is focused on the basics of Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC). Included is a discussion on the importance of communication, factors to consider when selecting a device, use of low-tech AAC during activities and routines. Tips and helpful websites are also included.

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This research synthesis reports on a meta-analysis of studies investigating the use of five AT devices with young children with disabilities. Results showed that, regardless of the child disability or severity of intellectual delay, the use of AT devices were related to improvements in child outcomes. Included is also...

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This research synthesis reports on the online survey conducted by Tots-n-Tech to identify practicioner preferences for access and presentation of resources, information and content. Survey results indicate that most desirable resources were content information and solutions; least desirable resources were strategies for finding solutions and training opportunities. Survey data will...

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This research synthesis focused on the effectiveness of different types of practices for promoting practicioner and parent adoption of different kinds of assistive technology and adaptations with youg children (birth-105 months). The synthesis included 35 studies with 839 adult participants and 1100 children participants. Results showed that certain practices for...

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This research synthesis focus on the relationship between early childhood practitioner beliefs appraisals and adoption and use of innovative and recommended practices. Meta-analysis of the findings from 29 studies showed that different practioner belief appraisals (endorsement, importance, self-efficacy) were related to the intent to use and the adoption of various...

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This research synthesis focus on the effectiveness of adaptations (environment, materials and devices) for young children with disabilities. The synthesis includes 19 studies of 104 children with different types of disabilities. Results showed that 1) all three types of adaptations were related to variations or changes in child behavior, 2)...

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