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S.01, Ep.07: Stepping Up for Young Children with Disabilities with Assistive Technology



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Step Up AT is an OSEP-funded project that coaches teachers, teacher assistants, families and school districts to adopt evidence-based assistive technology (AT) practices shown to improve early literacy outcomes for young children with disabilities. In this episode, Step Up AT’s Michelle Schaldant and Austin Garilli explain how Step Up AT is addressing the challenge of building capacity for the effective use of AT in the diverse settings where young children with disabilities and their families receive services, including a video library with AT demonstrations, online modules and more.


  • Michelle Schladant, Principal Investigator for StepUp AT and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, Mailman Center for Child Development
  • Austin Garilli, Program Manager for Curriculum and Training for Step Up AT


The contents of this podcast were developed under a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Education, #H327Z190004. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer: Rebecca Sheffield, Ph.D.

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