Supplemental Materials

Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
This book provides a guide of recommended assistive technology practices with young children birth to age 5. It contains case studies, child profiles, solid research and policies around assistive technology, and helps professionals see how assistive technology supports the participation and achievement of children with a range of disabilities.
Sadao, K. C., & Robinson, N. B. (2010). Assistive Technology for Young Children: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments. Baltimore: Brookes.
Baby power: A guide for families for using assistive technology with their infants and toddlers
This guide compiles suggestions and guidelines for using assistive technology to help families with different aspects of their baby’s life. Each chapter includes basic information on the “nuts and bolts”, strategies to try, sample IFSP goals, things to consider as a child “transitions” into new programs, and helpful resources.
Pierce, P. (1994). Baby power: A guide for families for using assistive technology with their infants and toddlers. NC Department of Health and Human Services. Raleigh, NC.
CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)
This website provides information on universal design and links in the areas of organizations, shareware, articles, vendors, publications, and web authoring information.
Discover How Assistive Technology Can Help Your Infant or Toddler Learn and Grow
This brochure provides information on how to use assistive technology with infants and young children for both families and professionals. It also includes tips on how to find more information about assistive technology.
DREAMMS for Kids: Assistive Technology for Children with Special Needs
This website provides a variety of resources and links to information on assistive and adaptive technology as well as information about federal and state programs and policies for children with disabilities.
Early Childhood Technology Integration Instructional System
This extensive resource includes online assistive technology workshops focusing on technology to help young children with disabilities. It is intended to be a support for both families and early childhood professionals.
Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and Other Disabilities
This project from Penn State provides guidelines for early intervention to support the development of young children with language and communication needs.  In addition to providing guidelines, photographs and video clips of young children with special needs are also included.
Effects of different types of adaptations on the behavior of young children with disabilities
This article provides a research synthesis of 19 studies of children with different types of disabilities. The studies used varying types of adaptations and results showed that all types of adaptations were related to variations or changes in child behavior.

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. Research Brief, Volume 4, No. 1. Tots-n-Tech Institute:
Let's Play! Project
This project from the University at Buffalo provides assistive technology ideas and resources for families and early intervention specialists to help young children participate in play through access to materials, ideas and strategies.
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders
This multi-university center works with states to promote the use of evidence-based practice for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. The center has Autism Internet Modules on various topics around evidence-based practices, including three related to assistive technology:
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) module
  • Speech Generating Devices (SGD) module
  • Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) module
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Internet Modules
Project Participate
This project from the University of Colorado Denver provides families, educators and specialists with strategies to increase participation in school of children with disabilities.  Handouts, forms, how-to's, and other information on assistive technology strategies are provided to help educators and families increase children's participation in their own learning.
Tech It Easy
This resource contains suggestions and materials for providing training about assistive technology in early intervention service delivery. All planning guidance, objectives, and strategies are designed to foster parent-professional collaboration in the selection and use of assistive technology and light-tech adaptations.
Reinhartsen, D., Attermeir, S., Edmondson, R. & Pierce, P. (1995). Tech it Easy. Center for Development and Learning. Chapel Hill, NC.
This research institute is a collaboration between Thomas Jefferson University and Arizona State University, and includes information, resources and research initiatives regarding use of assistive technology with many young children.  Also included on the site is a large database of ideas for adaptations to make it possible for young children to participate in activities.