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Teachers from the Jemicy School in Owings Mill, MD and an educator and assistive technology expert from CTD talk about how they work with students with learning differences and the impact of assistive technology on their performance. Filmed by WETA and produced by The Center on Technology and Disability....

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Students from the Jemicy School in Owings Mill, MD talk about their learning disabilities and the assistive technology that has allowed them to be better students. Filmed by WETA and produced by The Center on Technology and Disability.

Chapters: 01 Starting Out: How it Felt 02 Starting...

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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 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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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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"States and local school districts are required by federal law to educate preschool age children with disabilities in typical early childhood programs alongside children who do not have disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. This policy brief provides an overview of the law and sets forth a list of policy...

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Sometimes the environment can become overwhelming for a child, especially one who may have sensory processing disorder. This article gives ideas on self-regulation techniques and low-tech tools to help with calming down. They can be used in the home, classroom, or clinic/school-based practice. It's a great way to encourage independence...

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The purpose of this toolkit is to present ways for early childcare providers to better manage challenging behaviors in a childcare setting. It describes intervention strategies, technological tools, accommodations, and positive behavioral supports to help class time go more smoothly. This toolkit also briefly describes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), basic...

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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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This webinar is a Q & A session with Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) director Jackie Hess. In this session, Jackie answers both AT questions previously submitted as well as those asked during the live presentation. Topics include relevant laws, classroom practice, AT for libraries, recommended apps, and much...

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