Assistive Technology: Using Environmental and Universal Tools in Early Childhood

PaTTAN - Online Course

Session Dates

Thursday September 01, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course
Friday September 30, 2022 - PaTTAN - Online Course

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.

Target Audience

Early Intervention Service Providers and staff, Early Childhood Classroom teachers and home visitors across Pennsylvania Early Childhood programs.

Topics Covered: Early Intervention

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

Event Info

Event Type:

On-line Courses

Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
Infant/Toddler Staff Training Hours
No credit


EITA Consultant

Event Contact:


Molly Martz

Content Contact:

Jennifer Furness