Assistive Technology: Using Environmental and Universal Tools in Early Childhood
PaTTAN - Online Course
Thursday April 01, 2021
Friday April 30, 2021
Children with and without special needs, often engage with or use assistive tools. Professionals and family members use many different types of assistive tools daily but may not realize it. The purpose of this course is to provide guidance on what assistive tools are, how to make decisions on when to use them, and how to use them appropriately within a child’s daily routine. The materials in this course focus on practical application within the field for professionals to facilitate the use of assistive tools for children and families.
Participants will be able to:
- Define assistive tools in the context of supporting children in their natural routines.
- Identify and describe environmental and universal tools within various environments.
- Facilitate the process of using PEAT’s Suite to determine which assistive tools may support children and families.
- Apply the use of environmental and universal assistive tools meaningfully within home and classroom environments to support learning in a child’s natural environment.
Early Intervention Service Providers and staff, Early Childhood Classroom teachers and home visitors across Pennsylvania Early Childhood programs.
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Molly Martz, at 717-901-2151, or firstname.lastname@example.org