[R-0088] S6. Social Interactions

Citation: Center on Technology and Disability. (2017). Assistive technology for socialization: Re-published with permission from Tots-n-Tech Newsletter June 2010. Retrieved from http://www.ctdinstitute.org/library/2014-10-22/assistive-technology-socialization or enter “Assistive technology for socialization” in your search window.

Abstract: The use of Assistive Technology (AT) to support socialization as well as suggestions on how to use social stories to teach social skills and use picture schedules as visual representations of a specific activity or routine are the focus of this issue. Also included are feeling charts to teach children to verbalize feelings and cue cards to assist children conveying emotions. To assist families and providers choosing assistive technology for socialization, a list of major questions are included as guidelines. (Webpage)

Integration: The information presented in this issue fits well with content presented in the early childhood course Social-Emotional Development.

Content Focus: Assistive Technology (AT); Communication; Cue Cards; Feelings Books, Posters, Charts; First-Then Boards; Picture Schedules; Social-Emotional Development; Social-Emotional Skills; Social Stories

Notes: Have students create and share with the class one of the following low-tech assistive technology tools to promote social-emotional development: a social story; picture schedule of the days’ activities; feeling book, poster, or chart; first-then board representing the days’ activities or ten activity cue cards.