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This article describes current, ongoing reasearch at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science to use 3D printing to produce upper limb prosthetics. In addition to detailing the recent advances in 3D printing, this project is working on producing prosthetics built for specific activities.

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This meta-analysis looks at the effects of Augmentative and Alternative Communication on speech production in people with a variety of developmental disabilities. From the results section: "the majority ...[of the subjects]... demonstrated gains in speech."

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This 2014 research addresses the question of whether Augmentative and Alternative Communication devices improve expressive language (specifically speech) in young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. From the conclusion section: "Minimally verbal school-aged children can make significant and rapid gains in spoken spontaneous language with a novel, blended intervention that focuses...

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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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Hosted by the White House, in partnership with the US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, the Early Learning STEM symposium highlighted the importance of promoting active science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in early childhood. This video captures presentations of the panel discussion“What does the research say...

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In this webinar, David Hobbs, doctoral student at Flinders University in Australia, talks about his research on applied technologies focusing on tactile sensory agnosia in the hands of children with cerebral palsy, and the design and development of an interactive, haptic computer gaming system as a novel therapy intervention for...

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Video modeling is frequentely used for training individuals with ASD to learn social and academic skills. These videos are often prepared and produced by either researchers or teachers. This study investigated whether, after receiving training, mothers of students in the ASD spectrum could produce video modeling, and whether those videos...

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Under Title IV Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), each state will receive funds based on the Title I funding formula. States then have the option of allocating these funds to select areas, including supporting technology. Use this infographic to learn more about technology-related funding under ESSA...

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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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