Early Childhood

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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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Early mobility influences cognitive and social development. Children may need assistance in moving to explore their environments, a critical component of participation. AT supports can help children achieve early developmental milestones including crawling, standing, walking and using ride-on toys and bikes.

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Children learn by actively exploring and interacting with the people and objects in their daily environments. These environments include activities in the home, community and early childhood programs. Through interactions children find out about an object’s sensory characteristics, its size and shape, concepts of more/less, big and small, and begin...

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