Early Childhood

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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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When meeting with the IEP team, parents are a child’s most effective advocate. It’s important that parents be prepared and informed. This brief guide informs parents about assistive technology and the IEP. The IEP is a written plan for educating a child with a disability. The law requires that public...

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Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are AT tools that address the communication needs of a child. Infants and toddlers with disabilities use multiple ways to communicate. They are used in combination with other communication strategies such as gestures, baby signs, vocalizations, and speech. As language develops, AT is customized...

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Mobile digital devices enable young children with disabilities to participate fully in an increased number of learning opportunities. There are several types of AT supports that can make the touch screen tablets easier and safer to use for young children with disabilities. This article provides information on accessories and tools...

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Assistive technology (AT) supports can help children acquire skills and knowledge as they participate in the “general curriculum” (IDEA, 2004). The general curriculum for preschool children with disabilities is determined to be the daily routines and activities taking place in the early childhood classroom. Although children grow and develop, they...

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This article from Let's Participate! shows how to adapt a battery-operated toy to be used as a switch. This is useful for parents and teachers of children with disabilities, to make play and learning more fun and accessible, both in school and at home.

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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. The following glossary of terms can help parents learn about the kinds of assistive technologies that are available and how they can be used.

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EASI (Equal Access to Software and Information) is a non-profit organization, committed to the belief that students and professionals with disabilities have the same right to access information technology as everyone else. The information technology revolution combined with adaptive applications for people with disabilities provides us with the opportunity to...

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This presentation accompanies the CTD webinar, Assistive Technology Tools to Meet Student Needs in the Classroom . The webinar, featuring Sharon Plante, covered accessibility features available in a range of devices that can empower students to be independent in completing assignments. In addition, we...

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