Update February 2018: This Handwriting/Writing AT Survey is Still Active: Calling all OT, AT, special educators and other professionals working with children and adults with writing limitations:
Could you please take and share a quick 10 question (multiple choice) survey for an upcoming presentation I’m performing regarding the use of handwriting/writing assistive technology supports? It’d be greatly appreciated.
Molly Shannon, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Great new longitudinal research about eye-gaze AT with showed that the children improved in time on task after 5 months and became more accurate in selecting targets after 15–20 months. This study indicates that these children with severe physical impairments, who were unable to speak, could improve in eye gaze performance. However, the children needed time to practice on a long-term basis to acquire skills needed to develop fast and accurate eye gaze performance.
Excellent video by AT expert Kelly Fonner for the CP Foundation regarding setting goals for students with complex communication needs (CCN). She notes goals should include 4 areas: educational, social, inclusion, and independence. Take a look!
Can’t say enough good things about this free resource by a mom of a young man with ASD called Able2Learn! Social stories, adapted books, guided coloring sheets, worksheets, and more. Check it out! http://able2learn.com/categories/behaviour-management/new-category.html