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In this blog post by Jane Farrall, a speech pathologist and special educator who focuses on literacy, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and Assistive Technology, she gives some examples of low- to mid-tech alternative pencils that students can use, like special keyboards or speech-to-text technologies.

Link: http://www.janefarrall.com/lots-of-alternatives-pencils-for-everyone/...

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AAC Community is a website that provides guidelines for teaching literacy skills to learners with special needs, especially learners with complex communication needs, in an effort to unite all individuals concerned with communication rights those with intellectual disability, autism, movement difficulties and other disabilities that create complex communication needs. Parents,...

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For a limited time, you can order free CTD AT keyrings for training, peer support, parent workshops, personnel prep classes and other activities in which you’d like to share these handy, colorful examples of assistive technology. Examples range from low- to high-tech and span ages and types of support. We...

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This blogger from Autism Classroom News & Resources delves into the pros and cons of using a smartboard in a special education classroom, and proper techniques to accompany the use of a smartboard as assistive technology.

Link: https://www.autismclassroomresources.com/how-to-use-interactive-whiteboards-the-right-way-in-special-ed-classrooms/

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IEP and 504 Plan team members, including parents, must engage in a thoughtful process that determines the necessary accommodations to facilitate the student's access to grade-level instruction and full participation in state and district assessments. The purpose of this document is to guide team members in selecting appropriate accommodations, from...

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Speech development is affected in children diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum, which includes autism and Asperger's syndrome. Augmentative and alternative communication is the use of visual language systems to assist children with communication skills, and can help a child to learn the basics of communication before speaking. Assistive...

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Assistive technology is a game changer for many of our kids with dyslexia and other learning struggles. And teaching them to use these technologies is just as important as providing these to them. This article talks about how parents/teachers may do this.

Link: https://homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com/teaching-students-dyslexia-use-assistive-technology/

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This informational video from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation outlines specific strategies that are useful for language development in young children with down syndrome. Some topics of discussion include language profiles and strengths of children with down syndrome, visual learning, and other teaching techniques that may include low to mid-tech...

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This PowerPoint presentation accompanies the Q & A webinar , in which CTD director Jackie Hess answers a wide range of questions regarding assistive technology (AT).

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Rapid changes in technology will continue to shape the future of special education services and the integration of assistive technology and instructional technology. An understanding of the shifts in the technology landscape and possible future directions for the field is imperative for state education agency leaders and local education agency...

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