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In this issue, we bring you the insights of Richard Ellenson, the creator of the very popular Tango! communication device and the founder of Panther Technology. Mr. Ellenson talks about how his commitment to ensuring that his son could communicate with the world brought him from a career in...

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Meet Joe, an 11th grader who is very interested in math and technology. Joe has dyslexia and dysgraphia and uses various types of AT to help him succeed in school. In this video he shares some of the apps and programs that he uses to aid him in reading. Funded...
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The ability of digital technologies to provide augmentative and alternative means of communication (AAC) to children with limited or no means of physically voicing their needs, wishes and educational progress has been nothing short of spectacular. These devices have required compromise, perseverance, and significant investment of time and money. Still,...

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With more than 67 million iPads sold in the U.S., the device is having a real impact on the lives of many, including children and youth with disabilities. Vina Sargent of the Lakeside Center for Autism in Seattle shares the LCA’s experience in using iPad apps with children at the...

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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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AT can help students with disabilities be fully included in the general education classroom. This powerpoint presentation looks at how teachers can effectively incorporate AT into the classroom. It identifies a range of AT devices that teachers may find valuable. The presentation also looks at how technology can help...

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Education technologist Dr. Yeunjoo Lee, of California State, Bakersfield, talks about the state of pre-service teacher technology training, minority group attitudes about assistive technology and alternative sources of technology funding.

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Supporting Success for Kids with Hearing Loss is a resource for parents and professionals who work with children with hearing loss. The site is divided into discrete sections for parents and professionals. Each section has resources related to both Early Intervention and school-age children, and includes links to online articles...

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Sock Puppets App is a terrific free app that can be used to teach listening and conversational skills. You can choose two puppets to help learn turn-taking skills or conversational interactions. This could also help students who are not literate express themselves on Facebook or YouTube. First, pick one or...

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Night Light Stories is created by Chris Bugaj, an Assistive Technology Specialist and speech language pathologist (SLP), and his wife Melissa, a classroom teacher. They have created this blog and set of podcasts featuring original stories "that light up the imagination of kids of all ages." Each story relates to...

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