Craig Engel sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an automobile accident. This video shares his uplifting story of recovering and returning to work as a welder through Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services and on-the-job accommodations.
Young people with disabilities give their tips about using the internet to other young people
internet safety STUFF: Information video about internet safety adapted for adults with autism or learning disabilities.
Engaging Students With Learning Differences Early On
AT in the Law
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Dear Friends and Colleagues!
Each quarter, our staff at the LI TRAID program identifies articles, videos and current resources that we find interesting and useful. We share these materials with the hope that they are also of interest and helpful to all of you. Please enjoy as you catch up on some current Assistive Technology (AT) news. As technology continues to become more advanced, we find more and more applications for its use. AT helps to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities from birth all the way to the elder years. Our team continues to learn more and more and we are committed to share this information with you all! We encourage you to reach out to our center and look forward to hearing from in the near future.
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New Screen Time Recommendations
for Children Under Six
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new recommendations for children's use of "screen media." Is screen time educational, distracting, or some combination of the two?
Screens Are Everywhere. Everywhere you look, there's a screen with bright pictures and interesting noises-phones and computers, tablets and TVs. You may wonder if all this technology is good for babies and toddlers. Is it educational, distracting, or some combination of the two?
Free Online Assistive Technology Tools to Help With Reading, Writing and Math
Assistive technology (AT) can help your child with learning and attention issues. However, AT like computer software and apps can cost money. The good news is there are many free online tools your child can try.
Assistive Technology for ADHD Challenges at School
Children with ADHD may struggle in school due to poor handwriting, math challenges, and/or inattention. Assistive technology tools and software aim to level the playing field by capitalizing on kids' strengths, while working around their challenges.
The TechMatrix website offers assistive and educational technology resources tools and to support learning for students with disabilities and their peers. TechMatrix guides users to search a database of almost 400 assistive and educational technologies. In addition it also has related research articles on the theory and practice of using technology to improve student outcomes.
TechMatrix is a product of the National Center for Technology Innovation. NCTI was awarded this grant by a cooperative agreement from OSEP, and is operated by American Institutes for Research (AIR).
One of TRAID's favorite AT online resources is CTD: Center on Technology and Disability,
On this informational website there are numerous archived webinars that support students, educators and family members in learning more about technology. We encourage you to visit the website to register for upcoming webinars and to watch archived ones that may be of interest to you. All webinars and materials are available to you at no cost.