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Parette, Howard P.; Blum, Craig; Boeckmann, Nichole M. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2009
As assistive technology applications are increasingly implemented in early childhood settings for children who are at risk or who have disabilities, it is critical that teachers utilize observational approaches to determine whether targeted assistive technology-supported interventions make a difference in children's learning. One structured…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
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Parette, Howard P.; Stoner, Julia B.; Watts, Emily H. – Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 2009
With the increasing usage of assistive technology (AT) usage in early childhood education settings serving children who are at-risk or who have developmental disabilities, there is a corresponding need for effective professional development experiences such as user groups to develop skills in using AT. Using a collective case study approach, 10…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Developmental Disabilities, Children, Educational Technology
PACER Center, 2014
Research shows that assistive technology (AT) can help young children with disabilities to learn developmental skills. Its use may help infants and toddlers to improve in many areas such as: (1) social skills including sharing and taking turns; (2) communication skills; (3) attention span; (4) fine and gross motor skills; and (5) self confidence…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Young Children, Infants
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Lyons, Catherine D.; Tredwell, Claire T. – Computers in the Schools, 2015
Twenty-first-century preschool children, with and without disabilities, may be found using technology, including assistive technologies, on a daily basis in their homes, schools, and communities. Early childhood educators are exploring opportunities to integrate technology and interactive media into the present-day curriculum. The authors suggest…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Disabilities
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Johnston, Susan S.; Thompson, Robyn M. – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2015
Play is often considered the main occupation of early childhood. Despite the importance of play, young children with disabilities may not achieve the same experiences as their typically developing counterparts. Literature supports the use of specific instructional strategies to promote the acquisition of play skills. In addition to utilizing…
Descriptors: Play, Educational Strategies, Special Education, Disabilities
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Parette, Howard P.; Stoner, Julia B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Assistive technology (AT) has the potential to increase developmental skills and provide solutions to challenges, such as behavior, attention, and communication, faced by students identified with disabilities or at risk in early childhood settings. Early childhood education professionals must have AT knowledge and competency to effectively use AT…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, Organizations (Groups)
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Hollingsworth, Heidi L.; Lim, Chih-Ing – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Effective personnel preparation is critical to the development of a high quality early childhood workforce that provides optimal care and education for young children. This mixed-methods study examined the effectiveness of, and learner perspectives on, instruction via web-based modules within face-to-face early childhood personnel preparation…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Mixed Methods Research
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Houston, K. Todd; Robertson, Lyn; Wray, Denise – Topics in Language Disorders, 2018
Today, children with hearing loss are often identified at birth, fitted with advanced hearing technology, and enrolled in family-centered early intervention. Most of these children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten or first grade with language competencies that rival their hearing peers. For these children to be successful communicators…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Literacy, Assistive Technology, Early Intervention
Scott, Shari – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This qualitative study sought to explore the shared essence of the lived experiences of early adopters of iOS devices as assistive technology by persons with visual impairments. The capstone question addressed the idea of whether any one device could fully meet the assistive technology needs of this population. Purposeful sampling methods were…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Handheld Devices
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Kelly-Williams, Suzette; Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J. – Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, 2017
Early childhood education has a role to play in constructing a sustainable society. In particular, increasing global attention has focused on how early childhood may help alleviate poverty among children and their families and promote economic growth. Part of this discourse involves the use of technology as a means to improve the quality of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education
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Lux, Nicholas; Lux, Christine – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
Despite a comprehensive body of research on field experiences in teacher education, technology-rich early field experiences in early childhood environments is one particular area of inquiry lacking substantive current research. Therefore, this study was conducted to better understand how preservice teachers' perceptions of global concepts related…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Field Experience Programs, Preservice Teachers, Influence of Technology
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Judge, Sharon; Floyd, Kim; Jeffs, Tara – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2008
Although the use of assistive technology for young children is increasing, the lack of awareness and the lack of training continue to act as major barriers to providers using assistive technology. This article describes an assistive technology toolkit designed for use with young children with disabilities that can be easily assembled and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Young Children, Educational Technology, Assistive Technology
Alsuwidan, Sara Ibrahim – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine early childhood teachers' perceptions about the uses of technologies in early childhood classrooms in Saudi Arabia. Blackwell (2013) discussed the relationship between teachers, school organizations, and technology as important, and showed how integrating types of technology in the classrooms could…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Judge, Sharon; Floyd, Kim; Wood-Fields, Colleen – Infants and Young Children, 2010
Assistive technology offers infants and toddlers with disabilities a set of tools to assist in achieving developmental goals while interacting with objects, materials, adults, and other children in their environment. This article focuses on assistive technology devices that can promote young children's participation in activities and routines in…
Descriptors: Play, Early Intervention, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Toddlers
Plummer, Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study focused on investigating the background, experiences, challenges and training of current online language teachers. An online survey was sent and completed by a total of 264 current online language teachers consisting of a total of 40 questions. Findings show online language teachers are highly experienced in face-to-face classrooms as…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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