Early Intervention Assistive Technology Consultations
A community resource for parents of children between the ages of 0 and 3 years who receive early intervention services in the city of Philadelphia.
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Virtual AT Consultations
Early intervention assistive technology consultations offered by TechOWL at Temple University are designed to support parents and interdisciplinary teams working with children in early intervention (EI). Each consultation consists of a one-on-one meeting with a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist who will provide guidance and resources that may be obtained through our lending library to promote independence and accessibility during daily activities for young children.
What is AT?
Assistive technology (AT) is the modification of daily tools and tasks to promote independence and accessibility. Varying in degrees of technological innovation, AT may be used in many ways to support early childhood development. For example, toys may be switch adapted for children with fine motor difficulties to make playing more accessible using large external buttons. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is another type of assistive technology that increases functional communication during daily activities and may be as simple as a sheet of paper or as complex as a speech-generating device.
AT could be beneficial for children who:
- have communication delays
- have difficulties with mobility
- are learning self-care tasks (dressing, feeding, potty training etc.)
- have low vision
- are hearing impaired
- have fine motor difficulties
Beyond making daily life more accessible, AT also helps mitigate instances of frustration and promotes family empowerment while navigating disabilities during early childhood. Schedule your consultation today!
Schedule your consultation today!
The SLPs who provide these services are on staff at TechOWL at the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.