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Assistive Technology: What It Is & How to Use It.
Classroom Accommodations for Anxiety.
Study Skills Webinars
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Assistive Technology: What It Is & How to Use It
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Assistive Technology for Autism
Assistive Technology for Autism

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 assistive technology (AT) 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 the most current Assistive Technology (AT) news and resources. 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 through the elder years. We encourage you to reach out to our TRAID center and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
To learn about the New York State TRAID Program click here.
If you have any questions or suggestions for our future TRAID newsletters please email here
Maureen Erickson
Long Island Communities of Practice
Long Island TRAID Program

How to Apply for SAT and ACT Accommodations
Would having extra time or using a computer help your teen on the SAT or ACT test? Both of these college entrance exams offer  accommodations for  eligible students with learning and attention issues. But the process for applying to each is different.
Read more for the types of accommodations available and the application process

Assistive Technology: What It Is & How to Use It
This webinar with Elizabeth Barry and Tina Hanson from the PACER's Simon Technology center describes the significance of Assistive Technology, and how to include them into your child's life to strengthen learning and creativity.

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 taking advantage of a child's strengths, while working around their challenges.
Classroom Accommodations for Anxiety
It's not uncommon for kids with learning and attention issues to struggle with anxiety. They may worry about many things or be withdrawn at school. They may hesitate to participate in the classroom, make frequent trips to the bathroom or the nurse's office, or even refuse to go to school at all. That can affect the ability to learn.  
Here are some classroom accommodations for anxiety that may help your child.While each child is different, the following compilation includes commonly implemented interventions for anxious children. These items may serve as a starting point for families who are looking for specific suggestions for problem areas, or for parents who are just learning of the types of issues that their anxious child may be contending with.

CTD Webinar Series - Study Skills 
This webinar for parents begins with a discussion of the purpose of note-taking and useful strategies to employ. Tools include a range of technology supports for taking notes while listening to information and instruction, taking notes while reading, and organizing the information. Demonstrations will include a smart pen, audio recording apps, research tools, and mind mapping.
Study Skills 2: Multi-Sensory Learning and Review
Students are often not aware of the most effective ways to review information and deepen their learning. Strategies presented for review and learning will include a look at mnemonics, as well as tools that utilize our various senses. The presentation will also cover resources for research, homework help, and supplementary learning through online courses. 
This webinar will cover strategies for boosting one's focus. Demonstrations will include timers that support focus, apps to track smartphone use, and tools to manage online distractions. The presenters will also discuss methods and strategies to support attention that incorporate the visual, auditory, tactile, and vestibular senses. 

CTD: Center on Technology and Disability
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.
Click here for a list of webinars