Assistive Technology (AT) Resources

AT interventions involve a range of strategies to promote a child’s access to learning opportunities, from making simple changes to the environment and materials to helping a child use special equipment. Combining AT with effective teaching promotes the child’s participation in learning and relating to others.

Why Do It? (the evidence base)

  • Campbell, P. H., Milbourne, S., Dugan, L. M., & Wilcox, M. J. (2006). A review of evidence on practices for teaching young children to use assistive technology devices. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 26(1), 3-13.
  • Trivette, C. M., Dunst, C. J., Hamby, D. W., & O’Herin, C. E. (2010). Effects of different types of adaptations on the behavior of young children with disabilities. Tots n Tech Research Institute. Research Brief 4(1).
  • Tots-n-Tech Research Institute

Read About It (books, chapters, and articles)

  • Mulligan,S. (2003). Assistive technology: Supporting the participation of children with disabilities. Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web.
  • Sadao, K. C., & Robinson, N. B. (2010). Assistive technology for young children: Creating inclusive learning environments. Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes.

See for Yourself (videos and demonstrations)

Find it Online (websites with additional resources)