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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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Accessible technology can serve an important role in inclusion of students with disabilities. Not all technology is accessible, however. This article by the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education explains what accessible technology is, how it maximzes inclusion for students using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and also...

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This website was developed by Christi Kasa, an Associate Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Special Education in the College of Education at the University of Colorado. It includes the blog "Inclusion 101", and other resources relating to inclusion in education. These include resources for Universal Design for...

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This article provides teachers and administrators with a description of foundational principles and curricular approaches to create meaningful educational experiences for secondary students with intellectual disabilities in inclusive general education classes. The four principles provide: a) The least dangerous assumption, b) partial participation, c) blending academic and functional curricula, and...

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This article was written for professionals working with children with complex communication needs, and explains how they can combine AAC interventions with Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), which includes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment with naturalistic interventions. With these frameworks, an AAC practitioner can help develop the communication of a child...

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This video is part of the Off the Page series by Paula Kluth, a consultant, author, advocate, independent scholar, and former special educator who works with teachers and families to provide inclusive opportunities for students with disabilities. This video in particular shows tips, tools, and tricks to engage all...

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