Early Childhood

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Affordances and limitations of electronic storybooks for young children's emergent literacy , by Bus, Takacs & Kegel (2015), is a comprehensive review of literature on the effects of digital narratives on children’s emergent literacy. The review includes only studies that represent multimedia and hypermedia features of digital stories, with...

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This article describes the challenges and successes experienced by a deaf-hard of hearing family with the arrival of their son Cree. The author describes the central role technology plays to keep the family connected via text messaging, FaceTime and social media media, and how closed captions on a portable DVD...

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This guide provides parents with common examples of assistive technology that help young children with important skills. A definition of assistive technology is offered to introduce parents to the wide range of assistive technology options, from simple homemade solutions, to sophisticated electronic devices. Skill areas highlighted include: daily routines and...

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This guide helps parents objectively evaluate and trial assistive technology to determine if it is beneficial to their child’s skills development. Parents are taught the top five factors to observe as their child is trying new assistive technology, those factors being: the quality of their child’s improvement, differences in the...

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This two page guide introduces parents to what assistive technology is and gives a brief overview of the skills assistive technology can help young children develop. Skills detailed include: daily routines and activities, social skills and behavior, sensory, fine motor skills, literacy skills, communication, and computer access. Tips are also...

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This document introduces parents to the importance of having high expectations for their young child with a disability and provides tips on how to encourage this belief in others. Also highlighted are the different ways that assistive technology expands opportunities for children with disabilities, and what this means to a...

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This document provides parents with three steps to start exploring and using appropriate assistive technology for their young child. Tips offered include finding professionals with assistive technology expertise, asking productive questions and trying different assistive technology options. Also highlighted are the different assistive technology resources available to parents through their...

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This document helps administrators direct their teams to increase assistive technology (AT) use amongst young children. Advice for documenting AT in the IFSP/IEP, providing access to AT, clarifying the funding process and more is offered. Created for PACER Center's Technology to Improve Kids' Educational Success (TIKES) project. http://www.pacer.org/stc/tikes/...

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Published by Zero to Three, Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight—Research-based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old is a review of current research on the effect of screen time on the development of young children. The research-based guidelines will assist parents, professionals and care givers...

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A study on Exposure and Use of Mobile Devices by Young Children (2015) suggests an almost universal exposure to mobile devices- by age 4 almost all children have their own device. The patterns of use suggest early adoption, frequent and independent use, and media multitasking.

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