ICAN firmly believes in the use of technology to support participation and learning.
Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities in order to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. Assistive technology is not always high-tech; it can be anything homemade, modified, or purchased that helps a child perform some task of daily living. Assistive technology can be as simple as using a visual schedule to reduce the anxiety caused by transitions or to remind a child what comes next.
Assistive technology can help a child to:
- participate more actively in family, school and community activities
- play successfully with toys and other children
- communicate his or her needs and ideas
- make choices
- move independently
For more information about our assistive technology program, iLearn, please contact us at 425-657-0620.