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Issue: #4
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Dear Friends and Professionals, 

We hope that you enjoy our  newsletters sent to you from LICoP and the LI TRAID Program!  In this issue we will talk about  Long Island TRAID program's collaboaration with AmeriCares, the nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization. In the aftermath  Superstorm Sandy theTRAID has been working closely with this organizastion. Hurrican Sandy has left many people with lost a damagend equiptment, it is our hope to help find solutions to this problem.  We will talk about Assistive Technology AT"  regulations provided by NYSED and an overview of  AT.  In addition we will provide recourses on AT as an educational tool,  highlighting some questions you should consider when chooseing and iPad.

LICOP is very pleased with the increased exposure that the TRAID Program continues to have on Long Island.  Both professionals and families comment that they are pleased to have connected with TRAID. So, thank you for spreading the word about LICoP and the TRAID program!  We continue to update our inventory of  Assistive Technology(AT) and put them on our website. These items are available for loan. If you're interested in seeing what we have to offer please visit  www.licop.org/traid.html.  

To learn more about LICoP please visit www.licop.org

To learn more about the TRAID center click here

Or to learn about the New York State Commission on Quality of Care TRAID Program click here.

Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or suggestions for topics related to assistive technology please email cynthia@licop.org


Cynthia McKelvey

Long Island Communities of Practice

Long Island TRAID Programi


Was your region of Long Island negatively affected by Hurricane Sandy?

Can we HELP?? The Long Island TRAID program is pleased to announce our recent collaboration with AmeriCares.  AmeriCares, the nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency needs utilizes the LI TRAID program to assist individuals with disabilities who have lost assistive technology equipment due to Hurricane Sandy.  LI TRAID, with funding assistance from AmeriCares, is currently engaging in Hurricane Sandy recovery outreach and equipment loan and replacement.  If you have individuals who you think may benefit from this resource, please have them contact Lindsey McCarthy @ lindseymc10@gmail.com or call (631-668-4858.

Questions to Consider....

...when choosing an iPad as an educational tool

www. ecdc.syr.edu

The iPad is only as good as its ability to be used! 
Have a goal. Why is your child using the iPad? To learn an academic concept? To chill out? To communicate?  To listen to a story? What is my child's greatest educational need, does the iPad meet this need?   What area of development is my greatest concern? Does the iPad support this concern?   Does the device help integrate my child's IEP goals into daily programming and curriculum?   How will the iPad utilize my child's  strengths and support his/her challenges?   How will the iPad assist my child in building new skills and maintaining consistency of growth?   Does the device support my child's maturity level?   Will the iPad be a source of frustration or motivation for my child?   Why the iPad and not a laptop or other device?   Who will be using the iPad with my child, can these individuals provide technical assistance as needed?   Do the people working with my child have experience working on an iPad, do they know how to program it?   

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Assistive Technology Regulation


Assistive Technology Devices and Services The IEP must describe any assistive technology devices and/or services needed for the student to benefit from education, including whether the use of a school-purchased assistive technology device is required to be used in the student's home or in other settings in order for the student to receive a free appropriate public education..

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An overview of Assistive Technology


Many children, adolescents and adults with disabilities can benefit from using tools (or technology aids) to assist with everyday activities. Complex, high-tech tools as well as common, more low-tech devices are all examples of assistive technology. The purpose of these teaching and learning tools and assistive technology devices is to help people work around specific deficits rather than fixing them. They are intended to help people with learning disabilities of all ages to reach their full potential, giving them greater freedom and independence along the way.

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Assistive Technoloy Recourses for Infants, Toddlers and Young Children


The PACER Center's EZ AT 2, a guide for increasing young children's participation in daily activities and routines using assistive technology (AT), is now available. Funded by Tots 'n Tech, it offers a wide range of devices and products that promote best practices for home and classroom learning. This booklet is a follow-up to PACER's popular EZ AT:Assistive Technology Activities for Children Ages 3 to 8. Download the infant-toddler guide at http://www.pacer.org/stc/pubs/EZ-AT-book-2011-final.pdf