Early Childhood

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Most students don't think twice about reading text on their screens or typing on a regular keyboard. But for hundreds of students with a disability, assistive technology tools remove critical barriers to learning. This article offers examples of success stories for parents and teachers to see the power of adding...

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Special Education students have to deal with the extra burden of making sure that they are getting accessible materials before they can even tackle the content. With the help of technology, these students are able to go straight to learning without worrying about the right tools that will get them...

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It is important for parents to understand the “language” of assistive technology so they can be informed advocates for their child’s technology needs. use this short list of terms as a quick reference for terms.

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United Cerebral Palsy has many resources relating to living and working with this particular disability. Here, they have put together a concise, comprehensive list of tips for acquiring and funding the assistive technology your child may need for school or daily living. http://ucp.org/resources/assistive-technology/funding-tips/

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Toys and other play materials with UD features can be used by all children playing together, including those with sensory (vision, hearing), cognitive (thinking, planning) and/or physical (fine or gross motor) disabilities. The social aspect of play is demonstrated through the toy’s appeal, its usability and potential to engage the...

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The importance of play in a young child's life cannot be over-stated; it is their primary occupation, impacting all areas of development. All children regardless of ability need a variety of opportunities to playfully interact. Since toys are the child’s tools for play, finding toys with features that make them...

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Children enjoy exploring new toys and play materials. These change as the child’s abilities and interests change. This article will help find apps that are appropriate for the child's needs as they develop.

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Switches come in all shapes and sizes. They are often used by a hand or arm, but can be used with any body part. A child should be able to voluntarily activate the switch with large or small movements. This article describes different kinds of switches, taking into account the...

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Play is a critical component of childhood. However, children with disabilities may have difficulty interacting with objects and people due to the barriers that their disabilities present. Because these young children may be restricted in the ways they play, communicate, and move, innovative ideas must be found that promote new...

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Examples of assistive technology (AT) items used to support the various positions and movements used by children to explore and participate in various settings are listed in this article. There are various features of commercially available supports as well as adaptive equipment for a full range of options.

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