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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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This blogger, a mother of two children with Autism, has compiled a kind of "Bill of Rights" for preschool children who use AAC devices in their classroom. It's important at this early age that teachers and service providers understand some of the challenges that come from using a device, and...

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This website was created and curated by Angie Voss, OTR, and includes information, tips, tools, and resources in virtually every area of life for parents and educators with children who have sensory issues. Many articles are available, which include information and insight into sensory tenchiques and tools that help children...

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This blog has information and reviews on new and useful technology products to use in the classroom; particularly, tools that are useful for reading, writing, and mind mapping. The products reviewed are helpful with notetaking and collaboration between students and teachers.

Link: http://assistivetek.blogspot.com/2017/

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Speak for Yourself (SfY) is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application that was created by speech-language pathologists. This AAC app turns the iPad into a communication device. It gives a voice to adults and children who are not able to speak or are limited in their ability to express...

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Students with visual impairments face unique challenges in the educational environment. Not only must they be able to access text information across all curricular areas, but they also need to be able to participate fully in instruction that is often rich with visual content. Assistive technology is one way of...

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Speech recognition used to be hard to get and not very good. Now anyone with a smartphone or tablet has access to it and it works quite well. Students can use it whenever they want! But speech recognition is still an assistive writing feature for some students. Therefore, it could...

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Assistive technology (AT) implementation can often be overlooked once teams have determined the best AT support or device to meet a student's learning needs. The QIAT, Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology, includes seven indicators for AT implementation. This page includes links to lesson activities, plans, indicators, and demonstrations of evidence-based...

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The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers,...

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