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This literature review addresses how much media use preschoolers do in childcare settings. The review of 17 studies showed that children in home daycare settings were more likely to have media use at preschool, and that the higher the education level of preschool staff the less likely the children were...

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This checklist provides practitioners and providers a simple form to assist in following DEC's Recommended Practices with respect to Assistive Technology. It includes items on observation, child's strengths and challenges, AT device determination, appropriateness of AT device, everyday AT use, and weaning from AT use.

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These slides accompany the webinar, AT Assessment Tools and Interventions: Tots Can Tech Too! . In this webinar, experienced AT professionals from Fairfax County, VA public schools demonstrate how to develop and conduct AT assessments, and implement activities in early childhood classrooms and at home to make participation and learning...

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This activity can be used to guide parents and professionals in a discussion of the range of items that can be considered assistive technology (AT). Often under-documented in the context of assistive technology, visual supports, sensory supports, and behavior supports can all fall in the category of assistive technology. Whether...

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For some children with disabilities, technology can give them a voice in the form of an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) system and open new doors of possibility. This professional development activity can be used to guide parents and professionals in a discussion of apps and screen time for...

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Traditionally much of the language offered to young and beginning AAC communicators has been comprised of nouns and descriptive words. This professional development activity can be used to guide parents and professionals through the use of two different activity boards. One board is comprised of words commonly used on AAC...

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In this webinar, experienced AT professionals from Fairfax County, Va public schools demonstrate how to develop and conduct AT assessments, and implement activities in early childhood classrooms and at home to make participation and learning accessible to all students! ( Get the slides .)

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To provide teacher candidates with instructional and educational best practices focused on the visually impaired, Ellen Trief, Ph.D. at Hunters College, developed a Library of Video Excerpts (L.O.V.E.) that is accessible by closed captioning and voice-over audio descriptions. The collection of videos represents teaching in various areas (literacy, braille reading...

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The last panel discussion of the Technology Solutions for Early Childhood Symposium , this presentation focused on the importance of participation for the development of skills in everyday activities and the role of parents as the primary source of guidance in the use of assistive technology.

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Part of the Technology Solutions for Early Childhood , the Research to Practice Panel Discussion addressed the following areas: 1) Early Intervention and Technology in Massachussetts- current and historical perspective; 2) Assistive Technology- Research to Practice Bridge; and 3) Teaching the Swipe Generation.

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