Ten Tips for Parents

By Hillary Kleck

  1. Don't be intimidated by the technology. Don't worry about being an expert! You don't have to be.
  2. Learn about the different options for assistive tech that meet your child's needs.
  3. Become educated about the devices your child uses.
  4. Don't be afraid to ask questions!
  5. Keep communication open with your child's TVI or AT Specialist.
  6. Connect with other parents through vision organizations, Facebook groups, listservs, etc.
  7. Be an example for your child.
  8. Stay updated on existing technologies as they evolve and advance, as well as new technologies.
  9. Don't allow funding to get in the way of the assistive technology your child needs.
  10. It's never too early to introduce your child to assistive technology. Remember, you are your child's greatest advocate!

 

Additional Resources

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What Can Professionals Do to Support Parents in Teaching Their Child Assistive Technology Skills?

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