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Assistive Technology for Play and Interaction


Young boy playing with a toyThe purpose of this course is to provide information on the benefits and use of assistive technology (AT) to support play and interaction in the environment for young children with disabilities. The course is designed to provide a general overview of this topic, including examples of how AT can be utilized. 

Authors:

Learning Objectives:

  1. ​Understand the importance of interaction for young children as they explore, play, and learn during daily routines; and the role technology plays in facilitating that interaction.
  2. Explore the use of AT for enhancing play at the following stages of play development: The Sensory Stage, The Functional Stage, The Constructive Stage, and The Pretend Stage.
  3. Identify the challenges that children with disabilities may face when interacting with their environment.
  4. Describe low-tech methods for adapting toys, books and other objects for daily routines.
  5. Identify resources to help children with disabilities 

Intended Audience:

This course is intended for professionals who are working with infants and toddlers age birth through two in the Part C system, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists, early childhood educators, mental health professionals and service coordinators. 

Length: 

This course should take the user around 45-60 minutes to complete, depending on user pace and exploration of links and available resources. 

Cost:

$29
**For $99 you can register for the Full 4 Course Early Intervention Moodle Track where you can access this training along with 3 other Early Intervention Moodle Courses. A savings of $17!