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The Swipe Generation: Best Practices with Mobile Technology for Young Children

By: Center on Technology and Disability

In this webinar from the Center on Technology and Disability, you'll learn about the current research on the use of technology for children birth to 8 years, and the implications of using these tech tools for early learning.

 

Led by Beth Poss, Educational Consultant and Special Education Administrator for Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, this webinar examined the current research on the use of technology for children birth-8 years, and the implications of using these tech tools for early learning. While without a doubt assistive technology is a necessary tool to provide access for many young children with disabilities, its use as a teaching tool for young children needs to be balanced with children's need to play and learn through interactions with peers and adults in natural settings.

In this webinar, which is targeted at early childhood educators and parents of young children, you'll learn about the following:

  • Developmentally appropriate apps and other resources that support the growth of language, play, literacy and early math skills, including AT tools for access and communication.
  • Current research for the appropriate use of technology for children birth to age 8, including the importance of promoting parent–child and peer to peer interactions.
  • Three key features of quality early childhood apps and technology resources. Integrate technology, including assistive technology into meaningful and developmentally appropriate IFSP outcomes or IEP goals and objectives.

 

 

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The Center on Technology and Disability (CTD) helps children and youth with disabilities and their families, teachers, and service providers by providing a wide range of resources on assistive and instructional technology tools. CTD is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under award #H327F130003.