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Because of the vast amount of AT related information available on the web, we have selected links to assistive technology resources and companies that we refer to often for training materials and articles.
- ASNAT 5th Edition Manual
- Closing the Gap
- Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
- AAC Dads
- AAC Intervention
- AAC Institute
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK)
- Center for AAC & Autism
- Gail VanTatenhove's Website
- LAMP Words for Life Users Group
- Linda J. Burkhart's Assistive Technology and Augmentative Communication
- Prentke-Romich Company
- Pyramid Educational Consultants
- Uncommon Sense Blog - Dana Nieder shares her family's journey with AAC through her blog
- Uncommon Sense Facebook Group
- 5 Point Scale: Sweet Ideas Including Examples to Download
- Autism Internet Modules
- Paula Kluth: Toward Inclusive Classrooms and Communities
- Pyramid Educational Consultants (company web site)
- Susan Stokes Site: Autism: Interventions and Strategies for Success
- Dance Mat Typing
Dance Mat Typing provides an introduction to typing geared to 7 – 11 year olds. Music and auditory instruction and feedback are provided.
Includes games, lessons and timed typing tests.
- Online Touch Typing Program from Sense-Lang.org
Instruction is text-based but detailed. The program allows you to paste in your own text for typing practice. You can select from a variety of languages. A few games are available.
- Peter's Online Typing Course
Here you'll find a set of free online typing lessons and typing exercises for beginning typists. The site utilizes text-based instruction.
- TIPP 10: Free Touch Typing Tutor
This site offers a structured touch typing course for motivated individuals looking to develop their keyboard skills. Instruction is text-based.
This site provides typing tests that allow you to select both the length and the topic. A few games are also available for practice. Keyboarding instruction is not included.
- Onion Mountain Technology
- Don Johnston
- The Center for Literacy and Disability Studies
- Tar Heel Reader
This site offers a collection of over 5,000 free, easy-to-read, and accessible books on a wide range of topics. Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces including 1 to 3 switches.
Classic literature is accessible to people around the world. By combining high quality audio, large print text, synchronized closed captions, and machine translations in multiple languages; we provide something for everyone.
- KUSD Library Media Page
- Story Place
This site offers animated online stories geared for younger children. Besides online stories, the site offers online activities; take home activities, suggested readings, and parent activities.
- PBS Kids
Kids can pick from a variety of animated or illustrated stories.
- Storyline Online
This site is sponsored by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and offers a lot of stories read aloud by famous actors. You are given the choice of Internet speed in which to have the story read.
This site offers a variety of animated stories geared for younger children. Please note that not all of the stories are read aloud.
- Browser Books
The books offered on this site are leveled or categorized into subject areas (science, math, social studies, health, language arts). The books are not automatically read aloud by the computer. If a student is unsure of a word, he or she can click on it to hear it be read by a child's voice.
A large assortment of programs, covering topics fun for children: Nursery Rhymes, Dolch Words, Numbers/Counting, Holidays, and many more.Note: click on the software tab and download the programs you'd like.
- Ian Bean
- Priory Woods School
Touch screen and switch accessible music videos. Many interest levels available, from cartoons to current music icons. Engaging music and images.
For students with visual and/or severe cognitive impairments. Switch activated geometric designs accompanied by music. Colors and designs can be manipulated before the activity begins. Varying levels of difficulty.
- Shiny Learning
Free switch accessible games and demos area. Play the games online in your browser. All these games and demos can be played with a switch, the mouse, the keyboard or a touch screen/interactive whiteboard unless otherwise stated.
- Special Bites
Switch games to download or play online. Some category of games include: baseball, basketball, fireworks, Angry Birds, and money.
- The Gray Center
Carol Gray is the director of the Gray Center and is the person who developed Social Stories. This site provides information what Social Stories.
- Kim Singleton Slide Share Presentations
- Kansas Autism Spectrum Disorders
This site has a list of social stories and power cards that have been created and submitted by people using various formats (e.g., Power Point, PDF, MS Word). The social stories and power cards can be downloaded to your computer.
- Kansas Collection
This site offers a collection of Social Stories that were created using Power Point. They can be downloaded to your computer.
This site provides examples of social stories, some include pictures.