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Assistive Technology

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Assistive technology is technically any item used by a person with a disability to increase independence and to make the tasks of daily living easier. Assistive technology for brain injury can be as simple and low-tech as a spiral notebook to help with organization and memory, or it can be as sophisticated as a computer-powered vocal assistant to aid with communication.

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Speech Recognition for Learning
By: The National Center for Technology Innovation | January 1, 2010
Learn how current speech recognition technology can help students with brain injury or other disabilities.

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Assistive Technology and the IEP
By: Family Center on Technology and Disability | November 18, 2009
Parents are their child's most  effective advocate after brain injury. Learn more.

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Let's Play: A Guide to Toys for Children with Special Needs
By: The University of Washington | January 1, 2009
A child with TBI may have special needs. Find the best toys to promote learning and recovery.

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Integrating the Arts with Technology: Inspiring Creativity
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | January 1, 2009
Integrating arts into the curriculum, especially for kids with brain injury or other disabilities, can produce many amazing results.

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New Electronics: Turn Them On for Learning
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | January 1, 2009
Learn how to integrate the use of new technologies with instruction and studying for kids with TBI or other disabilities.

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On the Go: What Consumer Products Can Do For You (If You Know Where to Look!)
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | January 1, 2009
New electronic technologies can help students with disabilities with independence, productivity, and participation in school and life.

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Tips for Teaching LD Children About Online Safety
By: Center for Implementing Technology in Education | January 1, 2009
Assume that anything posted on the web is there forever.

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Blogs, Wikis, and Text Messaging: What are the Implications for Students with Learning Disabilities
By: Center for Implementing Technology in Education | January 1, 2008
Using modern innovations to help with school work and life.

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Feeling Safe at School: How New Technologies Can Help
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | January 1, 2008
Social and emotional conditions at school are crucial, especially for kids with brain injury or other disabilities.

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Making the Written Word Easier for Readers with Print Disabilities
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | January 1, 2008
Find solutions to help your child who may have trouble reading print.

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Reading Software: Finding the Right Program
By: Center for Implementing Technology in Education | January 1, 2008
Learn about the various reading software applications that address different needs.

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Adaptive Equipment: An Illustrated Guide
By: Doreen L. LeFevre, OTR/L, Kimberly Heinrich, OTR/L and Shawn Shambo, OTR/L | January 1, 2007
Find out about adaptive equipment that can help with daily tasks like washing and dressing.

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Boosting Inclusion in After School Activities with AT and Supplemental Services
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | January 1, 2006
Participation in extra-curricular activities like art, music, theater, or sports comes with many benefits -- from social integration to higher self-esteem.

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Help for Young Learners: How to Choose AT
By: National Center for Technology Innovation | January 1, 2006
Assitive technologies for young kids can include low-tech items, like pillows and mirrors, as well as high-tech items, such as augmentative communication devices.

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Using Assistive Technology to Support Writing
By: Center for Implementing Technology in Education | January 1, 2006
Learn how to use assistive technology to help your students with TBI become better writers.


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