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Assistive technology (AT) includes adaptive and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities.  AT can provide independence by enabling individuals to perform tasks that they were formerly unable to accomplish.

 

 

The Virginia Assistive Technology Project goal is to increase access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities through the use of assistive technology. The project supports the accommodations and modifications that are necessary for students with disabilities to master curricular objectives and to participate in statewide assessments.  Tools and training are available at Virginia Assistive Technology Project Website.

 

 

Short videos to help you get activities completed quickly.

You can make word study activities using either Google documents or Google slides. Your board will be available to edit anytime or to print from any computer. You can also make it public and share with other teachers.  It only takes 5-10 minutes or even less. This presentation includes step-by-step directions using Google Documents to create different types of literacy activities.

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You can make a communication board for children who are nonverbal or minimally verbal using either Google documents or Google presentation. Your board will be available to edit anytime or any device. You can also make it public for others to use online. It only takes 5-10 minutes or even less. This presentation includes step-by-step directions using Google Presentation to create a communication board for core vocabulary.

E-News You Can Use for Assistive Technology

 

Teaching Graphic Symbols to Children with Complex Communication Needs through Video and Play

Thesis written by Andrea E. Huist

https://etd.ohiolink.edu/!etd.send_file?accession=ouhonors1338656302&disposition=inline

Abstract
The use of graphic symbols for communicative purposes is a common form of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for children with complex communication needs. However, some of the symbols, which represent important early concepts, are difficult for children to recognize. The study implemented a program using video and play activities paired with a direct instruction approach to teach 10 graphic symbols of important early concepts to children with complex communication needs. A single subject multiple baseline across subjects research design was used. Results indicated that program was effective in teaching the target concepts.

Reference
Huist, A. (2012). Teaching Graphic Symbols to Children with Complex Communication Needs through Video and Play. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

 

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AAC Screening for Symbol Representation

(Tool using 10 objects and matching images that vary in iconicity)

Symbol Screening

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