Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2018

Department

Education

Faculty Advisor

Mark Brown, PhD

Abstract

Assistive technology (AT) refers to any piece of equipment that is used to increase or improve the functional capabilities of children with disabilities in the early childhood setting. AT, whether high, medium, or low, is often necessary to facilitate the successful inclusion of children with disabilities in an early childhood setting. The effective use of AT may allow students with delays in cognition, communication or fine/gross motor functioning to become more fully engaged during an academic lesson or a peer-to-peer social activity. The early childhood educator must be aware of how to effectively use low AT devices in her classroom. This presentation will focus on the effective implementation and use of low AT devices, which will allow the teacher to improve her students' academic skill attainment as it relates to their cognitive, communication, and fine/gross motor functioning.

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