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Assistive Technology Links

Florida Resources

Assistive Technology
Information on AT services available through Miami-Dade County Public Schools

AT & UDL Florida State Loan Library
Library of assistive technology devices available for trial use in the school to Local Assistive Technology Specialists (LATS). For more information, email Deanna Decario (ddecario@dadeschools.net) or Dearta Smith (deartasmith@dadeschools.net).

Downloads/Activities/Resources

Boardmaker Achieve
Find and share Boardmaker activities on hundreds of topics (login required).

Intellitools Activity Exchange
Hundreds of free software activities for use with Intellitools Classroom Suite (login required).

Priory Woods School
FREE online and downloadable computer activities - many are single switch accessible - GREAT STUFF!

SwitchClimber
An interactive website that teaches switch users to access the computer through small sequential steps and data-based feedback. SwitchClimber is full of activities to teach switch users skills like cause-effect, using two switches together, and two switch step scanning.The activities are set up hierarchically, starting with cause-effect and working up to two switch step scanning. Data is taken automatically and switch users are advanced to subsequent levels based on criteria set by their teams. Switch users can access their accounts from multiple locations, working on the same goals across settings e.g., home, school, or therapy.

PrAACtical AAC Goals that Matter
Praacticalaac.org has created a collaborative resource of qualifiers and goal areas for supporting students with significant communication challenges.

Dynamic AAC Competency Goals
Dynovox provided linguisitc, operational, social, and strategic goals for emergent, context dependent, and independent communicators

Organizations/Informational Sites

AAC Intervention
Great ideas on AAC and creating literature-based communication by Julie Maro, M.A. CCC/SLP and Caroline Musselwhite, Ph.D

Assistive Technology Training Online Project (ATTO)
Free information and tutorials on using assistive technology devices and strategies with students with disabilities in elementary grades

Family Center on Technology and Disability
Supports organizations and programs that work with families of children and youth with disabilities and offers a range of information and services on the subject of assistive technologies

Let's Play! Projects
Information on selecting toys for play, toys for children with disabilities, adapting toys to make them easier to use, locating specially designed toys

Pogo Boards
Online site for designing custom communication and learning materials. Includes millions of images and ready-made boards to share. Free accounts or subscriptions available. Great option for those who do not have access to Boardmaker software.

Project Participate
Provides families, educators, administrators and therapists with simple strategies to increase the active participation of students with disabilities in school programs and promotes the appropriate uses of technology in the classroom

QIAT
Quality indicators for assistive technology services in schools.

Simplified Technology
Linda Burkhart's site about using augmentative communication and assistive technology with young children who have disabilities and children functioning at young levels

Tots -n- Tech
Up-to-date information and resources about adaptations, including assistive technology, to use with infants and toddlers. GREAT ideas to share, resources and research! Also features a newsletter with great ideas - click here.

The Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative (WATI)
Helps all school districts develop or improve their assistive technology services, best practices, materials, assessment forms, AT and literacy, links and MORE

Assistive Technology Vendors
(MDCPS and Pre-K SPED do not endorse any vendor/company, the sites below are suggestions for AT information)

Ablenet, Inc.
Light/mid tech devices, implementation ideas

Cadan Assistive Technologies
Software and assistive technology devices

Dynavox
High tech devices, AAC user profiles, free software and page sets, page sharing, funding information, training information

Enabling Devices/Toys for Special Children
Light/mid tech devices

Inclusive TLC
Software and devices

Intellitools
Intellikeys adaptive computer keyboard and educational software

Mayer-Johnson
Light/mid tech devices, tips, downloads, newsletters, conference information

Prentke-Romich
High tech devices, training information