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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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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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Flocabulary is an online learning tool that delivers educational hip-hop songs and videos to students in grades K-12. It is subscription based, available at a low cost of $5 per month. It takes an approach to reading and vocabulary development that is accessible for older students who may struggle with...

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This checklist, published by The National Center for Learning Disabilities, concerns the availability of assistive technology on college campuses and the procedure by which an incoming student is determined eligible. Questions to consider include who acts as the coordinator between professors and the disability office, what training is offered to...

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In this year's AT Goes to Camp issue, FCTD features an interview with Darla Motil, R.N., from the Achievement Centers for Children in Ohio. Supporting our interview with Ms. Motil are resources to help families of children with disabilities who utilize AT for their child's camp experience. We also feature...

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Speech language pathologist (SLP) Joan Green has been on the front line of assistive and instructional technology use for the past 15 years. Author of Technology for Communication and Cognitive Treatment: a Clinician’s Guide and Technology Supports for Writing, Ms. Green has seen technology change the lives of the children...

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