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CIDDList: Assistive Technology Tools and Resources for Young Children

The purpose of this CIDDList is to provide early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) faculty with resources about AT to provide to their pre-service EI/ECSE educators, including pre-service related service providers such as speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, developmental therapists, and interventionists.
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AT Goes to the Big and Little Screen: Tech for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

In 2021, CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) won several Oscars, including Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Troy Kotsur was the first deaf actor to win an Oscar.
American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English are not the same. Sign language is the first language for many young children who are deaf/ hard of hearing. But, not all people who are deaf/ hard of hearing use sign language. So, when considering inclusion in the movie-going experience (or within the classroom), it is important to ensure that you are accounting for all needs.
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Assistive Technology to Support Young Children

Conversations about the use of technology with young children often focus on the “appropriateness” of young children’s access to screens rather than the broader supports technology can provide to enhance young children’s autonomous access, engagement, and participation in their environments. The question remains: how can we leverage existing, emerging, and innovative technologies, especially assistive technologies, to support our youngest learners with disabilities and support needs?
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Feature Matching and Sheet Pan Chicken with Chef Michelle Patterson

In our newest CIDDL Cizzles, Michelle Patterson discusses assistive technology and the importance of feature matching to ensure student success. Michelle has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida in the Department of Exceptional Student Education and previously served as a Technology Resource Specialist as part of a Florida statewide discretionary project to meet the needs of K12 students with disabilities through the implementation of UDL, Assistive Technology, and Accessible Educational Materials.
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Behavior and Burnout? Values-Based Practice Using ACTCompanion

This is post 10 of 13 in the series “Assistive Technology” Assisting Teachers in Understanding Assistive Technology: What Recent Research Says Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series Assistive Technology to Support Writing Preparing Pre-Service Educators to Make AT Decisions 3…

FOCUS To-Do Increases Time Management Skills in Pre-Service Teachers

This is post 8 of 13 in the series “Assistive Technology” Assisting Teachers in Understanding Assistive Technology: What Recent Research Says Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series Assistive Technology to Support Writing Preparing Pre-Service Educators to Make AT Decisions 3…
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Supporting Online Reading Using Assistive Technology

This is post 7 of 13 in the series “Assistive Technology” Assisting Teachers in Understanding Assistive Technology: What Recent Research Says Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series Assistive Technology to Support Writing Preparing Pre-Service Educators to Make AT Decisions 3…
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Data Tools to Inform AT for Reading and Writing

This is post 6 of 13 in the series “Assistive Technology” Assisting Teachers in Understanding Assistive Technology: What Recent Research Says Introducing the Assistive Technology Blog Series Assistive Technology to Support Writing Preparing Pre-Service Educators to Make AT Decisions 3…