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Below is a listing and explanation of what you'll find on our site.

This site has two major divisions;
(1) General information topics and (2) Workshops.

You can read each workshop in a linear (traditional) format, reading each page and jumping to the next page in the sequence by using the link at the bottom, or you can read just the topics which interest you using the site map.

General Information Topics

About Us - An explanation about who we are, what we do, how we are funded, and frequently asked questions about this site.

Contact Information - How to reach us by phone, fax, or mail....or you can email us at

Products - Information on the various publications we offer, including print materials, software, videos, and training workshops.

Resources- Includes links to professional and informational sites, support information, recommended software, hardware, and adaptive equipment.
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Workshops & Discussion Board

Discussion Boards- Online discussion topics, questions, and by EC-TIIS staff and participants.

Adaptations Workshop
Introduction to Adaptations
  • Input Device Selection
  • Switches and Toys
  • Switch Selection
Switch Placement
  • Switch Placement
  • Customized Switch Holder
  • Switch Software
  • Touch Screens
  • Intellikeys
  • Input Device Selection
Input Devices Selection- Overlays
  • Overlays
  • Intellipics Overlays
  • Discover:Kenx
  • Adapted Mouse Devices
  • Positioning Devices
Portable Communication Devices
  • Big Mack
  • One Step Communicator
  • Step by Step Communicator
  • Talking Touch Pad
Customized Activities

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Curriculum Integration Workshop
  • What is Curriculum Integration?
  • Why Integrate Technology?
Planning Technology Integration
  • Planning Activities
  • Planning Use of Playsets
Examples of Technology Integration
  • Integration Examples
  • Software Description
  • Activity Introduction
  • Math, Science, and Social Studies
  • Expressive Arts
Performance Indicators

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Emergent Literacy Workshop
  • What is Emergent Literacy?
  • Position Statement on Early Literacy
  • Continuum of Literacy Development
  • Interactive Technology Literacy Curriculum Project
  • Report by National Reading Council
  • Practical Applications of Research
  • Basic Emergent Literacy Assumptions
  • Emergent Literacy Concepts
  • Stages of Writing
Designing A Literacy Rich Environment
  • Labeling
  • Reading Center
  • Writing Center
  • Art Center
  • Technology Center
  • Classroom Management
Technology Integration
  • Technology Applications
  • Basic Technology Assumptions
  • Software
  • Interactive Commercial Software
  • HyperStudio
  • Tool Function Software
  • Resources Related to Literacy and Software
Adaptations / Customization
  • Introduction to Adaptations
  • Page Turners
  • Communications Display
  • Book Holder
  • Visual Adaptations
  • Computer Adaptations
  • Switch Activities
  • Intellikeys
  • Discover: Kenx

Assessment of Learning Skills

  • Portfolios
  • Using HyperStudio for Documentation
  • Creating a Portfolio with HyperStudio
  • Sample Portfolio
  • Anecdotal Notes and Videotape
  • Assessment Instruments
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Computer Environment Workshop
  • Introduction
  • Physical Environment
  • Equipment Considerations
  • Equipment Recommendations
Adaptations to the Computer Environment
  • Child Positioning
  • Alternative Input Methods
  • Equipment Placement
  • Physical Environment
Preschool Computer Center
  • How Does Your Classroom Measure Up?
Management Strategies
  • Sign Up Sheet
  • Desktop Management
  • Classroom Strategies
Performance Indicators
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Expressive Arts Workshop

  • Overview
  • Benefits of the Arts
  • The Arts Across Learning Domains
  • Communication
Technology Integration
  • Technology Integration
  • Software Applications
  • Curriculum Activities

Technology Integration Continued

  • Overview
  • Curriculum Activities
  • Dramatic Play at the Computer
  • Painting at the Computer
  • Integrating the Computer
  • Adapting Materials
  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing/Painting Tools
  • Music and Movement
  • Other Ideas
  • Technology
  • Switches
  • Computer Peripherals
Environment/Materials Center
  • Structuring the Environment
  • Structuring Materials
  • Structuring Time
  • Structuring Space
  • Structuring Activities
Expressive Arts Performance Indicators
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Family Participation Workshop
  • Introduction
  • Differences in Family Participation
Family Participation/Involvement
  • Levels of Participation
  • Awareness Level
  • Family Invitations
  • Newsletters
Family Technology Workshops
  • Awareness Workshop
  • Follow-up Workshop
Assistance Level
  • Assistance Level
  • Adult Productivity Level
  • Adult Productivity Workshop
Assistance Level
  • Awareness Workshop
  • Follow-up Workshop
  • Assistance Level
  • Adult Productivity Level
  • Adult Productivity Workshop
Website Resources for Families

Family Participation Performance Indicators

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Introduction to Math, Science, and Social Studies
  • Introduction
  • Learning Standards
  • State Early Learning Standards
  • Position Statement on Early Childhood Math
  • National Standards
Designing the Environment
  • Designing the Environment
  • Physical Environment
  • Encouraging Social Interaction
Technology Integration
  • All About Me
  • Animals and Pets
  • Community Helpers
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Transportation
Adaptations for Math, Science, & Social Studies
  • Adaptations to Materials
  • Technology Adaptations
  • Software for Early Mouse Users
Assessment for Math, Science, & Social Studies
  • Portfolios
  • Anecdotal Notes and Videotape
  • Assessment Instruments
Performance Indicators
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  • What is Software?
  • Software Design for Early Childhood
  • Types of Software
  • Software User Considerations
Software Evaluation Factors
  • Software Evaluation Factors
  • Software Evaluation Form
  • Software Evaluation Resources
Software Classification
  • Software Function
  • Software Evaluation Resources
Software Levels of Interactivity
  • Levels of Interactivity
  • Level 1- Beginning Computer Activities
  • Level 2- Introducing Choices
  • Level 3- Giving Multiple Choices
  • Level 4- Autonomy in Interactivity
  • Level 5- Full User Autonomy
Software Content
  • Content
  • Adaptive Input
  • Switch Software
  • Touch Screen Software
  • Ready Setups
  • Software Selection Characteristics
Software Benefits for Young Children
  • Skills Gained
Software Evaluation Performance Indicators
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Technology Assessment- Introduction
  • Purpose of Technology Assessment
  • Technology Assessment Team Members
    • The Core Team
    • The Child Support Team
Procedures Before Assessment
  • Referral
  • Telephone Interviews
  • Background Information
  • Child Records
    • Therapy Reports
    • Medical Records
    • IEP/IFSP
  • Video Information
  • Parent Interview
  • Scheduling
  • Core Team Meeting
Procedures During Assessment
  • Arrange Physical Environment
  • Team Meeting
  • Observation Forms Used During Assessment
  • Videotaping the Assessment
  • Choosing an Input Method
  • Equipment Placement
  • Activity Planning
  • Recording Observations
  • Scheduling Breaks
  • Assessment of Switch Use
  • Assessment of Touch Tablet Use
  • Assessment of Mouse
  • Assessment of Keyboard Use
Procedures After Assessment
  •  Making Recommendations
  • Writing the Assessment Report
Performance Indicators
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