Early Childhood

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This list of popular, effective, DIY resources on the use of assistive technology devices and services with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities accompanies the webinar, Making and Tinkering with AT: Helping Young Children "Do" with Susan Mistrett. This resource was created by Dr....

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This video outlines a new robot-avatar combo that is helping deaf children learn to communicate during a crucial time in their development. This video outlines some of the challenges in helping deaf children learn language, as part of a Gallaudet University research project. Watch it here: https://www.wired.com/video/2017/12/the-adorable-robot-that-s-helping-deaf-children-communicate/...

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Humans are social beings, having conversations, making friendships and communities. Social interaction is the key to our happiness. By definition, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) struggle to be socially appropriate and connected. If offered the opportunity to socialize through an avatar, we have found that children with ASD are...

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Every parent just wants their child to make friends, succeed, and be happy. But, for many parents of children with autism, these goals are more difficult to achieve, especially in social realms where their child may experience anxiety while trying to make connections with others. Three successful strategies for helping...

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The blog, Moms with Apps , is a blog supporting the thoughtful use of technology with a family-friendly point of view. Moms With Apps originated from a group of app makers, and is made by moms, for moms (and dads), by recognizing the need for knowledge-sharing and cross-marketing...

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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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The Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs delivers the 2016 return on investment to convince the federal government that a small investment will yield great outcomes. The brochure details demonstrates ways in which AT improves communities with statistics to back up the claims, describes ways to take out loans or...

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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, translated to Hmong, helps parents objectively evaluate and trial assistive technology to determine if it will be beneficial to their child’s skill development. The guide discusses the top five factors to observe as a child is trying new assistive technology, including: the quality of a child’s improvement, differences...

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