Bridge School website. Contains description of prompting hierarchy with video examples to aid a child in the acquisition of a new skill. Also has information on how to use multimodal communication to teach children (e.g. body language, communication boards, speech generation devices).
This website is from the School of Public Health and Health Professions. It explains how to select vocabulary for early literacy activities. It also provides information on assistive technology applications to help children with disabilities, as well as "how to" tutorials on using specific devices and software programs (e.g. reading and writing tools).
Instructions (step by step) and template for making a First/Then Board.
This handout by the National Lekotek Center describes some simple toy adaptations. It is a resource that teaches parents about the toys already present in their own home, and suggests ways to adapt these toys and objects to better meet the needs of the child.
Chapter 2 of Assessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology, a guide by the Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative provides an overview of Assitive Technology for Seating, Positioning and Mobility for professional. This chapter provides background information, a decision making guide, continuums for positioning, seating and mobility, in addition to a list of resources and recommended products.
This handout from the Vermont Assistive Technology program gives many ideas for adapting toys and other activities.
Make a Mouse House, by Linda Burkhart. This site gives step-by-step instructions on how to make a "house" for a computer mouse in order to make it easier for a child to use.
This booklet, "Playing with Switches," from the Let's Play Project describes types of switches, switch toys, and other suggestions for adapted play.
This handout from the Alliance for Technology Access describes how to make a switch adapted toy using a battery interrupter.
This website provides special learning resources for professionals and caregivers who serve individuals with special needs, through technology and the web. Here you can find handouts, as well as instructions on how to make or how to do something. For example, you can learn how to draw a picture, how to make a schedule board, etc. Not only is this website teacher friendly but it is also parent friendly with activities that could be utilized right in the home. There's a link for parents to learn about their rights in special education as well.