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To better understand parents' attitudes, beliefs, and concerns about technology use by children under 6, the Erikson Institute surveyed 1,000 parents across the Nation (mothers- 58%, Latino-23%, African American-13%, married or living with a partner-84%, employed FT/PT-68%). Results indicate that 90% of the parents surveyed use smartphones; 85% watch television;...

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Venkat Rao started this blog in 2010 while working with students with disabilities at Illinois State University. He writes mostly about assistive technology devices that are in prototype stage and mobile apps/software that expand the concept of accessibility for all. The blog is included in the "50 Best Blogs for...

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Developed by a Blind Rehabilitation Specialist, this report introduces a method for teaching introductory skills for using the iPhone with VoiceOver. The method emphasizes the importance of well developed problem solving strategies and orientation skills for interacting with apps.

Link: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1114771.pdf

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This practice brief reports on pilot study initiated by the Infant & Early Childhood Program of the Junior Blind of America. The investigation compared the effectiveness of the iPad and the Light Box to teach visually impaired children to work on functional vision tasks (.i.e. strengthen or initiate visual engagement,...

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Developed by the PACER Center's "Technology to Improve Kids's Educational Success" (TIKES) program, this set of 4 videos introduces early childhood professionals to Assistive Technology (AT). The videos illustrate how AT can be used to help children (Birth-5) grow by using technology to bridge developmental and achievement gaps.

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Part of Dr. Penny Reed presentation at the Oklahoma Assistive Technology (AT) Regional Trainning (hosted by Oklamoma ABLE Tech and Oklahoma State Department of Education), this video addresses the following topics: Major laws covering AT service provision, consideration for AT selection, and AT Assessment process.

Link: https://youtu.be/BWy0hPggcBc...

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Based on the "Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade" report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), this infographic identifies features hidden in most Apps that adults (parents and caregivers) are often unware of, i.e. collect...

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Aimed at parents and care givers, this research brief provides information about signs and symptoms of deafness and autism and recommendation about intervention strategies.

Link: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED562554.pdf

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Published by the Virginia Department of Education, this handbook provides Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) guidance in the identification and assessment of ELL students who may be eligible for special education services. The handbook has 3 main areas: 1) Pre-referral Intervention, Referral for Suspected Disability, Evaluation and Eligibility Process for ELL...

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This article describes the successful implementation of an iPad program proposed by a North Caroline teacher working with 25 deaf and hard of hearing students- all with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) or 504 plans. The iPad was used to provide deaf students access to the curriculum and foster academic independence....

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