Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />www.atlaak.org<br />Assistive Technology <br />For ILP and Preschool<br />Margaret Cis...
Housekeeping<br />The Folder<br />The Sign-In Sheet <br />The Evaluations<br />The Give-Away<br />        ATLA<br />www.at...
Alphabet Soup<br />ATLA = Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />DME = Durable Medical Equipment<br />ECE = Early Childhood E...
Objectives<br />Know about the State Tech Act Project<br />Understand the definition of Assistive Technology (AT)<br />Be ...
ATLA – Assistive Technology of Alaska <br />Federal Tech Act Grant Project for Alaska<br />Information and assistance<br /...
ATLA – Assistive Technology of Alaska <br />Other AT Grants<br />Christopher Reeves<br />Mental Health Trust <br />Memory ...
What is Assistive Technology?<br /><ul><li>Any product or device – off the shelf, modified, or customized
Used by a person with a disability
To increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities</li></ul>        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
What is AT for young children?<br />ATisany tool that allows an infant, a toddler, or a young child with disabilities to “...
What Activities<br />Promote Development?<br />Children Learn By Doing. <br />~<br />Play Is Their Work.<br />        ATLA...
Play Is…<br />Learning Activity<br />Essential to Development<br />Behavior that is:<br />Freely Chosen<br />Personally Di...
Benefits of AT in the Early Years<br />The child who “can’t do that”<br />becomes the child who “can do it with this suppo...
Why AT in Earliest Years?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Dif...
Considering AT<br />Adapt the environment<br />Adapt the presentation<br />Adapt the materials<br />Use common preschool i...
Considering AT<br />SETT MODEL <br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficu...
Maintaining a Stable Position<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Maintaining Position with AT<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficu...
Moving With AT<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Moving With AT<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficu...
Vision and Hearing<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
AT Vision Supports<br />Considerations<br />Lighting<br />Glare<br />Number of Toys<br />Primary Colors, Black and White<b...
AT Vision Supports<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficu...
AT Support for Hearing<br /><ul><li>Considerations
Volume
Distance
Background </li></ul>        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Classroom Amplification <br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficu...
Working with Objects<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
AT for Working with Objects<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Switches for Activities<br />+<br />+<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Switches for Activities<br />Many Types of Switches<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Switches for Activities<br />Mounting systems<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Switch Selection and Placement<br />Location, location, location<br />Which body part moves with most voluntary control?<b...
Switch Adapted Activities<br />+<br />+<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Switch Adapted Activities<br />+<br />+<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Switch Adapted Activities<br />+<br />=<br />+<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficu...
Cognitive Supports<br />Visual Supports - pictures<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Cognitive Supports<br />Object Cues<br />Objects the child understands<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
Cognitive Supports<br />Switch to learn cause and effect learning<br />        ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficu...
AT for Communication (AAC)<br />Don’t get stuck on cause-effect<br /><ul><li>Calling for Attention
Request More
Choosing
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  • What is Play ?Definition:one of the ways children learn about themselves, the people around them, their environment and their community.it&apos;s an essential part of every child’s life and important to their development.through play, children learn to explore the world around them, develop and practice skills they will use throughout their lives.Play is defined as behaviour that is freely chosen,personally directed and intrinsically motivated.Clarification:Freely chosen means that or as free as is practicable given the constraints of the safety of the child. Personally directedis a process of trial and error; short cutting this process e.g. telling a child the ‘right way’ to hold a paint brush will deny children many of these first hand experiences. Wherever possible, the child should be in control of how they play. Intrinsically motivatedPlay is not performed for an external goal or reward. Play Workers should avoid contaminating the play process with their own agenda. Play is essential for:physical, emotional and spiritual growthintellectual and educational developmentsocial and behavioural skillsA child’s capacity for positive development will be inhibited if denied access to a range of stimulating play opportunities. Play often, though not always, implies a sense of fun for the child. 
  • AT for Early Childhood

    1. 1. Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />www.atlaak.org<br />Assistive Technology <br />For ILP and Preschool<br />Margaret Cisco, ATLA AT Specialist<br />Kathy Privratsky, ATLA Executive Director, AT Specialist, SLP<br />
    2. 2. Housekeeping<br />The Folder<br />The Sign-In Sheet <br />The Evaluations<br />The Give-Away<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    3. 3. Alphabet Soup<br />ATLA = Assistive Technology of Alaska<br />DME = Durable Medical Equipment<br />ECE = Early Childhood Education<br />IEP = Individual Education Plan<br />IFSP = Individual Family Service Plan<br />OT = Occupational Therapist<br />PT = Physical Therapist<br />SESA = Special Education Service Agency<br />SLP = Speech/Language Pathologist <br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    4. 4. Objectives<br />Know about the State Tech Act Project<br />Understand the definition of Assistive Technology (AT)<br />Be able to talk about why AT is important in the early years<br />Be aware of AT options for the Early Years (no-tech, low tech, and high-tech)<br />Understand one process for IFSP and IEP “AT Consideration”<br />Be aware of Alaskan and Internet Resources<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    5. 5. ATLA – Assistive Technology of Alaska <br />Federal Tech Act Grant Project for Alaska<br />Information and assistance<br />Demonstrations<br />Training Activities<br />Re-use and recycle AT<br />All Alaskans - birth through life<br />Community living<br />Education<br />Employment<br />ITT<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    6. 6. ATLA – Assistive Technology of Alaska <br />Other AT Grants<br />Christopher Reeves<br />Mental Health Trust <br />Memory at Hand<br />AT to Go<br />Other Non-Profit Activities<br />Ordering from a variety of AT vendors <br />AT workshops<br />AT assessments <br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    7. 7. What is Assistive Technology?<br /><ul><li>Any product or device – off the shelf, modified, or customized
    8. 8. Used by a person with a disability
    9. 9. To increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities</li></ul> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    10. 10. What is AT for young children?<br />ATisany tool that allows an infant, a toddler, or a young child with disabilities to “engage in everyday activities that promote development”<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    11. 11. What Activities<br />Promote Development?<br />Children Learn By Doing. <br />~<br />Play Is Their Work.<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    12. 12. Play Is…<br />Learning Activity<br />Essential to Development<br />Behavior that is:<br />Freely Chosen<br />Personally Directed<br />Intrinsically Motivated<br />Fun for the Child and Play Partner(s)<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    13. 13. Benefits of AT in the Early Years<br />The child who “can’t do that”<br />becomes the child who “can do it with this support”<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    14. 14. Why AT in Earliest Years?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficulty seeing the toys or the model<br />Difficulty hearing <br />Difficulty grasping, holding, or moving objects<br />Difficulty understanding the environment<br />Difficulty speaking, gesturing, or pointing<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    15. 15. Considering AT<br />Adapt the environment<br />Adapt the presentation<br />Adapt the materials<br />Use common preschool items for new purposes<br />Find out what AT is available<br />Make an informed selection between AT tools<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    16. 16. Considering AT<br />SETT MODEL <br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    17. 17. What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficulty seeing the toys or the model<br />Difficulty hearing <br />Difficulty grasping, holding, or moving objects<br />Difficulty understanding the environment<br />Difficulty speaking, gesturing, or pointing<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    18. 18. Maintaining a Stable Position<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    19. 19. Maintaining Position with AT<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    20. 20. What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficulty seeing the toys or the model<br />Difficulty hearing <br />Difficulty grasping, holding, or moving objects<br />Difficulty understanding the environment<br />Difficulty speaking, gesturing, or pointing<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    21. 21. Moving With AT<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    22. 22. Moving With AT<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    23. 23. What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficulty seeing the toys or the model<br />Difficulty hearing <br />Difficulty grasping, holding, or moving objects<br />Difficulty understanding the environment<br />Difficulty speaking, gesturing, or pointing<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    24. 24. Vision and Hearing<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    25. 25. AT Vision Supports<br />Considerations<br />Lighting<br />Glare<br />Number of Toys<br />Primary Colors, Black and White<br />Contrast<br />Shiny materials<br />Familiarity<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    26. 26. AT Vision Supports<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    27. 27. What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficulty seeing the toys or the model<br />Difficulty hearing <br />Difficulty grasping, holding, or moving objects<br />Difficulty understanding the environment<br />Difficulty speaking, gesturing, or pointing<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    28. 28. AT Support for Hearing<br /><ul><li>Considerations
    29. 29. Volume
    30. 30. Distance
    31. 31. Background </li></ul> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    32. 32. Classroom Amplification <br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    33. 33. What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficulty seeing the toys or the model<br />Difficulty hearing <br />Difficulty grasping, holding, or moving objects<br />Difficulty understanding the environment<br />Difficulty speaking, gesturing, or pointing<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    34. 34. Working with Objects<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    35. 35. AT for Working with Objects<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    36. 36. Switches for Activities<br />+<br />+<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    37. 37. Switches for Activities<br />Many Types of Switches<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    38. 38. Switches for Activities<br />Mounting systems<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    39. 39. Switch Selection and Placement<br />Location, location, location<br />Which body part moves with most voluntary control?<br />How does it move and which switch works best with that movement?<br />What switch placement allows that body part to be controlled most easily with least effort?<br />What is the back-up body part and placement?<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    40. 40. Switch Adapted Activities<br />+<br />+<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    41. 41. Switch Adapted Activities<br />+<br />+<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    42. 42. Switch Adapted Activities<br />+<br />=<br />+<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    43. 43. What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficulty seeing the toys or the model<br />Difficulty hearing <br />Difficulty grasping, holding, or moving objects<br />Difficulty understanding the environment<br />Difficulty speaking, gesturing, or pointing<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    44. 44. Cognitive Supports<br />Visual Supports - pictures<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    45. 45. Cognitive Supports<br />Object Cues<br />Objects the child understands<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    46. 46. Cognitive Supports<br />Switch to learn cause and effect learning<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    47. 47. What AT is Available?<br />Difficulty maintaining a stable posture<br />Difficulty moving from place to place<br />Difficulty seeing the toys or the model<br />Difficulty hearing <br />Difficulty grasping, holding, or moving objects<br />Difficulty understanding the environment<br />Difficulty speaking, gesturing, or pointing<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    48. 48. AT for Communication (AAC)<br />Don’t get stuck on cause-effect<br /><ul><li>Calling for Attention
    49. 49. Request More
    50. 50. Choosing
    51. 51. Rejecting
    52. 52. Requesting</li></ul>Consider Low to High Tech Options<br />Use AAC for Real and Dynamic Communication<br />Don’t choose a device because it worked for someone else<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    53. 53. AAC Devices - One + Messages<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    54. 54. AAC Devices With Levels<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    55. 55. AAC Devices - Dynamic Displays<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    56. 56. State Resources<br />Local ILP Programs and School Districts<br />ATLA – Alaska’s Tech Act Project <br />Call or email for information and assistance<br />SESA – Special Education Service Agency<br />Local Centers for Independent Living <br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    57. 57. Internet Resources<br />Tots-n-Tech<br />http://tnt.asu.edu/ideas<br />Let’s Play Project<br />http://letsplay.buffalo.edu/<br />Creative Communicating<br />www.creativecommunicating.com/<br />ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org <br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    58. 58. Reminder <br />Turn in Evaluations<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />
    59. 59. Sharing <br />Ideas<br /> ATLA<br />www.atlaak.org<br />

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