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FHI 360, lead partner for the Center on Technology and Disability, designed this Assistive Technology Module for Personnel Preparation Programs to strengthen the ability of education professors at colleges and universities to add information and resources about AT to their existing curricula. The module is appropriate...

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The following descriptions of assistive technology (AT) use in the classroom have been prepared by Laura Kessel, an AT specialist who supports teachers and teacher training. They may be used for individual study and practice or as part of professional development workshops and/or other training events.

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Assistive technology (AT) is any tool that helps students with disabilities accomplish something that they could not do without it. This definition encompasses tools ranging from low-tech options such as pencil grips to high-tech options such as apps, and it is understandably sometimes challenging to determine if a student...

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Students from the Jemicy School in Owings Mill, MD talk about their learning disabilities and the assistive technology that has allowed them to be better students. Filmed by WETA and produced by The Center on Technology and Disability.

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Transitioning from birth-to-three services into the school system comes with a series of changes for you and your child. This video will help you be prepared for not one, but several transitions—from early intervention services, to developmental preschool, then on to kindergarten and first grade, brought to you by Informing...

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This article from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching from the University of Michigan highlights technology tools used to promote student learning across a variety of disciplines. Directed more toward teachers and professors in postsecondary institutions, technology tools for instruction are listed here by type, intention of use,...

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This chart was compiled to describe the many features of the iPad that can be helpful for those with physical or cognitive disabilities. This includes the positive features and drawbacks of using an iPad, and built-in accessible tools relating to vision, motor, hearing, and literary impairments.

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Families and professionals often share the desire to help AAC learners become more proficient at expressing their emotions. Goals for identifying and/or labeling emotions are common in beginning AAC users, but even communicators with more advanced language skills can benefit from expanding their vocabulary of terms related to feelings. In...

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Social stories are helpful for children with autism, who often find difficulty in judging what is appropriate during social interactions, or considering the perspective of others. This chart lists apps that can be used to create or practice with these social stories, and compares their features. This can help determine...

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ATMac is a website that provides helpful information about all Apple products for users with disability, chronic illness, or other impairments. It includes information on all types of assistive technology, like wearable devices, speech-to-text, AAC, and home automation features.

Link: http://atmac.org/

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