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We had the opportunity to speak with Ruth Ziolkowski, President and CEO of the well-known assistive technology company Don Johnston, Inc. Ruth has worked with Don Johnston since 1987 and many of her insights into the AT field have been influenced by him. In this issue, Ruth shares her experience...

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In this newsletter, the innovative research and development of Dr. Michael Stinson and his colleagues at RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf are featured. Dr. Stinson, Dr. Lisa Elliot and Pam Francis form the core of the team that has developed state-of-the-art speech-to-text displays for deaf and hard of...

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In this article, we explore state-of-the-art work being done in Personalized Assessment Technology for Autism Research and Treatment. In an in-depth interview, Dr. Matthew Goodwin discusses the development of wearable sensors that can offer teachers, parents, and therapists an unprecedented opportunity to monitor and respond to arousal levels of...

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In this issue, llinois STARnet Family Resource Specialists Ms. Ginther and Ms. Slaght discuss the importance of weaving storytelling into the AT discourse by respecting three major principles: Using first language, presuming competence, and making the least dangerous assumption.

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Raising and Educating a Deaf Child was the name of a book aimed at parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. This website with the same name is a resource for parents, much as the book was. The author of the book is a major presence on...

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In this article, we bring you the perspective of a professional family advocate - Vivica Brown, Esquire. Founder of Exceptional Student Advocacy in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Ms. Brown, an attorney, shares her experience and advice on family-school relations. Following our lead article with Ms. Brown, you'll find a variety of...

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Magic Ear Kids is a blog by the mother of a child with mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Also an aide in special education, she offers a unique perspective on issues relating to hearing loss, both that of her daughter and of other children and adults. She deals with day-to-day issues, including...

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Khan Academy is an excellent site for both students and teachers. The non-profit Khan Academy website provides 10-20 minute videos on math, science, humanities, history, and a wide range of other topics. The site is continually expanded with new content videos. The site aims to cover the core standards, and...

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T his article highlights an interview with RJ Cooper, someone who has spent several decades modifying and customizing devices to serve the needs of the broadest range of children with disabilities. Over the years RJ has offered inspiration and guidance to thousands of families, educators and disability professionals, seeing possibilities...

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IXL is a website that provides math and language arts activities for students from Pre-K through 8th grade. This site offers unlimited questions to practice with for more than 4,000 math and English language arts skills. There are some parts of the website that anyone can access, but to get...

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