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Module Overview

Adaptations & Assistive Technology Interventions

Early Childhood Universal Access

This module explains the value of adaptations and assistive technology to improve children’s participation and learning. Additionally, a variety of instructional strategies and examples of adaptations in practice within common routines and activities are discussed as they relate to increasing participation and learning of all children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply adaptations and assistive technology and understand their value in your setting.
  • Improve children’s participation and learning through adaptations and assistive technology.
  • Differentiate adaptations by routines and activities in children’s environments.
  • Determine adaptations and assistive technology to use to enhance participation and learning for individual children in early child care and education settings.
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

Author and Presenter:

Philippa Campbell, Ph.D. is an Occupational Therapist who was formerly Professor, Occupational Therapy Department, Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences and currently serves as a collaborator within the Center for Outcomes and Measurement. She is self-employed and provides consultation and contract services to a number of states, colleges, universities, and public health corporations with an emphasis on inclusion, early intervention for high need infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and family-centered intervention approaches. Over a more than 30-year career, Dr. Campbell has conducted numerous studies and published articles and books related to teaching (e.g., coaching) families, participation and inclusion of children in home, school, and community settings, and use of adaptation and assistive technology interventions with a special emphasis on children with significant and complex needs.

Reflection Questions

The Reflection Questions document can be downloaded at any time and used in a variety of ways. You can view it before starting your work so that you know which questions will be asked in the videos and/or on the webpages. You can also access it at the end of your work so that you can see all your responses to the questions. This tool can be helpful for documenting your learning and referring to later or for sharing it with others in group discussions or as demonstration of your online progress.


This module has received the Ohio Approved (OA) designation.

This module is eligible for one and a half (1.5) unit hours in the areas of EI developmental specialist/supervisor and EI service coordinator/supervisor as approved by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).


Table of Contents

Locked Pre-Assessment Locked Chapter 1: Using Adaptations and Assistive Technology Locked Chapter 2: Access and Positioning Locked Chapter 3: Materials, Activities, and Routines Locked Post-Assessment Locked Survey