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How do you provide technical assistance (TA) to teachers, OT’s, SLP’s, families and others who work with children who have complex sensory, motor, and/or cognitive challenges when they are far from each other and from the few available TA experts by hundreds of miles? In this article, Dr. Jay Gense,...

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When it comes to assistive technology in the classroom, Ellen Engstrom has seen it all, or at least quite a bit of it. In recent years, she has devoted herself to teaching what she’s learned to a new generation of teachers. She shares her “lessons learned” with readers. We think...

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In the past, notes long-time AT expert Russ Holland, “We said that the purpose of assistive technology was to place band-aids on mainstream technology to make it work.” Now, he says, “companies need to make accessibility part of the design parameters for all products.” Mr. Holland, co-founder of Adirondack AccessAbility...

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When conducting an assistive technology assessment for a child with a disability, Professor James Lenker says, the key question is "Is the child better off with or without the device?" The question may seem basic, but answering it correctly requires the type of expertise that Dr. Lenker brings to his...

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Parent blogger Dana Nieder understands the jargon of the education world – with its IFSP’s, IEP’s, and inclusive classrooms. She has a graduate academic degree from The Johns Hopkins University and experience as a science teacher. She and her family have an apartment in New York City with high speed...

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This interview will be of particular interest to those who work with children and youth with blindness and vision impairments, or are interested in leading-edge research and the adaptation of consumer technologies to enhance the lives of those with sensory impairments. The insights and research results of Dr. Lotfi Merabet,...

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This powerpoint presentation discusses the various disability laws. Here, you will find brief highlights of the different pieces of legislation as they pertain to technology, education, and disability, as well as additional resources for further information.

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This interview focuses on assistive technology implementation in the classroom. Matthew Press, AT Coordinator for the Pendergast Elementary School District in Phoenix, Arizona, addresses the need for teacher “buy-in” and shares tips for how to get it; describes AT barriers and how to overcome them; identifies AT tools that...

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