Directions for making texture books, paper bag books, gel bags, and story glove.
Simple instructions for creating a basic baggie book.
This handout by Pam Harris gives several ideas for adapting books, and includes step-by-step directions for creating a baggie book (photo examples).
AT Training curriculum for professionals by the SEEDS Project of the Sacramento County Office of Education. This series of training modules is for programs interested in training staff on the topic. The modules are organized into six sections: AT Overview, AT & Communication, AT & Assessment, AT & Emergent Literacy, AT & Play, and AT & Computers. AT Overview provides an introduction to using assistive technology with young children with disabilities as well as case studies. AT & Assessment has information on how to determine appropriate AT applications for infants an toddlers.
This parent-friendly website is from The Family Center on Technology and Disability. This website provides support for programs that work with children with disabilities and for families of children with disabilities. This website provides information about AT, including an AT glossary and a database of over 1000 different AT items. Information is available in English and Spanish.
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.
This handout by National Lekotek Center provides suggestions for parents in how to adapt play for a child with cerebral palsy, giving the child a better sense of control over their environment. The handout includes information on positioning, toy and book suggestions, in addition to specific adaptation characteristics to keep in mind when shopping for toys.
This handout on adapted arts and crafts, created by National Lekotek Center is a resource that teaches parents, teachers and professionals how to create an environment that fosters creativity and exploration. This handout also provides a comprehensive list of suggested art and craft supplies that have adaptations.
This is a teaching tools kit for young children with challenging behavior. It includes a "User's Manual" containing an overview on how to use the teaching tools kit. Folder 1 contains tips on using positive reinforcing strategies and routine based support to elicit desirable behavior. Folder 2 contains information on using a buddy system. Folder 4 contains information on using the "turtle technique" to help young children handle anger and disappointment in a positive way. Folder 5 includes several ideas using AT supports and visual cueing.
Video by Enabling Devices: Guide to Battery Interrupters, Part 3. This video shows an example of a toy that is not suitable for use with a battery interrupter and switch.