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Parette, Howard P.; Hourcade, Jack J.; Blum, Craig; Watts, Emily H.; Stoner, Julia B.; Wojcik, Brian W.; Chrismore, Shannon B. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2013
This article presents a preliminary examination of the potential of Technology User Groups as a professional development venue for early childhood education professionals in developing operational and functional competence in using hardware and software components of a Technology toolkit. Technology user groups are composed of varying numbers of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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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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Kemp, Crystal E.; Parette, Howard P.; Hourcade, Jack J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2001
Discusses the options for securing funding to provide assistive technology devices and services in service settings. Options include Medicaid, The School Health and Related Services Program, and The Early Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program. Considers Medicaid payment requirements and private insurance as a funding source.…
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Children, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Elementary Education