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Assistive Technology Partnership

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Welcome to the Assistive Technology Partnership

Assistive Technology refers to range of devices that support children's participation and success in play, communication, learning, development or any life activity. For example, a child may need a modified spoon to more successfully feed himself. Other examples might include supports for sitting, switches on toys, knobs on puzzles to make them easier to manipulate, toys with high color contrasts or simple communication devices. Assistive Technology can be "low tech" (such as a large knob glued onto a toy box to enable a child to more easily open it) or "high tech" (such as aids for hearing).

Some people have the mistaken idea that Assistive Technology is a prop that impedes children's skill development. Actually, the reverse is true. When Assistive Technologies are appropriately used, they support children's development of skills and independence in such areas as communication, socialization, play, mobility, and self-help.

Nebraska Educational Assistive Technology is statewide service that provides onsite consultations, training, and other resources to support the appropriate use of Assistive Technology devices.

Nebraska Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP) brings to you, AT4ALL Website. There are a number of state agencies, private businesses, and lending programs along with individuals that are listing items for sale, giveaway, demonstration, or loan. This is a website where educators and families can explore the assistive technology devices available for trial, to assist in making purchasing decisions. The website is AT4ALL (www.at4all.com).

 

 

Lenette Sprunk 

Assistive Technology Coordinator

lsprunk@esu7.org

ext. 1049

Lenette's focus is working with all districts in the ESU 5, ESU 6, ESU 7 services areas. The counties covered by these areas include: Boone, Butler, Colfax, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk, York, Seward, Lancaster, Fillmore, Saline, Gage, Jefferson, and Thayer counties.

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