AT Solutions for Early Childhood Education (2012)

Author: TechKnowledgy Conference
Description: You are now entering the Virtual TechKnowledgy Conference area for practitioners and families working with young children with disabilities served in early childhood environments. We hope you will visit as many of the AT sessions as possible and explore sessions in other strands. You will notice each AT session specifies an approximate completion time and includes an evaluation. The evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate of participation. You may want to print your certificate and attach it to a printed copy of the conference program thus verifying your conference participation. Enjoy the conference!
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  1. This module will demonstrate four key strategies when infusing communication skills with literacy activities; keeping the story personal, using simple language and vivid images, employing a repeating phrase or “fill-in-the-blank”, and including interactivity to keep it engaging. Each strategy is detailed and includes multiple suggestions that can make your job easier.
  2. First-Then Boards are an effective tool to help young children attend for longer periods of time, complete less desired tasks and transition between activities. They are easy to make and use and can be individualized to meet the varied needs of children. Explore this session to see samples, learn to make one, view videos and find links to templates.
Tag(s): Assistive Technology Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood Mild/Moderate Disabilities