Developing the skills needed to eventually read and write is a gradual process for children. The more they explore and develop more complex concepts about the world around them, as well as the role of language and print in daily life, the better prepared children are to later integrate reading and writing into their own lives.
This newsletter will take visual supports that have been used successfully in childcare centers and preschools and show how they can be used in the home with younger children.
This edition contains a summary of the different types of powered mobility available for infants and toddlers
Overview of training programs
Integrating iPad use into existing activities and routines
Read about the new helpdesk and how you can use it to find the resources you seek!
In August, you were introduced to the SMART Board which may be used with children of all ages, especially in the classroom. Even preschool children may be successful when using the SMART Board.
Research studies suggest a connection between student interest and actual learning. Attention, concentration and feelings of surprise, excitement and enjoyment are all important indicators of student interest in learning according to Dr. Raja Maznah...
Can a robot really be considered assistive technology for children?
It's the iPads turn to be heard.
This resource guide provides parents and professionals with background information about AT reuse, describes the different types of reuse programs, provides information on how to start a reuse program, and lists helpful reuse resources.
Over the course of time, children’s and families’ needs may change, requiring the use of different types of AT.
Low-tech assistive technology (AT) and adaptations are cheap and easy strategies that families and professionals can use to increase their children’s participation in daily activities and routines.
Assistive technology (AT) can support socialization in many ways.
Throughout the day infants and toddlers have many opportunities to use their arms and hands and develop their fine motor skills.
Positioning refers to the way a child is placed in his/her environment using typical or special positioning equipment. Special equipment is considered to be assistive technology (AT) because it enables participation in home, school, or community environments.
The term AAC typically refers to an area where the focus is impairments in communication. An AAC system is a combination of strategies, techniques, symbols, and aids that increase the user’s ability to communicate effectively with those around them.
In very basic terms, a switch is a device that makes, breaks or changes the connection in an electrical circuit. We use switches in our everyday lives to help us accomplish tasks and control our environments.