References and Credits

Suggested Citation

Winton, P., Buysse, V., Rous, B., Epstein, D., & Pierce, P. (2011). CONNECT Module 5: Assistive Technology Interventions [Web-based professional development curriculum]. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge. Available at


Thanks to Dr. Philippa Campbell who was the content expert with whom we consulted on this module, and to Rud Turnbull who was our assistive technology policy expert who created the policy advisory for this module.

We would also like to give special thanks to our experience-based knowledge experts: Patsy Pierce, Robin Wisner, and Sheila Bridges-Bond.

Many other people contributed their time, talents, expertise and valuable resources to the making of this module.  We would like to acknowledge and give special thanks to the following contributors:

Holly Rickman, Susan Cowette, Amanda Hummel and Ethan, and the children, families and staff of FPG Child Care.

Revised in 2019 by Chih-Ing Lim, Toni Miguel, Christine Wagner, Shuting Zeng, and Zeke Hart.


Edelman, L. (Producer) (2001). Nolan’s Story in Just Being Kids: Supports and Services for Infants and Toddlers and Their Families in Everyday Routines, Activities, and Places (video). Denver: Western Media Products: Used with permission from JFK Partners, University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado Department of Education.

McWilliam, R. (2000) Integrating Therapies into Classroom Routines. Project INTEGRATE, FPG/UNC-CH, 2000.

National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) (1998). Welcome to My Preschool: Communicating with Technology. Education Development Center, Inc.

Philadelphia Infant/Toddler Early Intervention Program (2009). Thomas Jefferson University.


Dunst, C., Trivette, C., Hamby, D., & Simkus, A. (2013). Systematic review of studies promoting the use of assistive technology devices by young children with disabilities. Retrieved from:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), Pub. L. No. 108-446. For complete source of information, go to

Head Start Program Performance Standards and Other Regulations. (2016). English. 45 CFR 1301-1305. For complete source of information, go to

Campbell, P. H., Milbourne, S. A., & Kennedy, A. A. (2012). CARA’s kit for preschoolers. Baltimore: Brookes

Division for Early Childhood. (2014). DEC recommended practices in early intervention/earlychildhood special education 2014. Retrieved from

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Pam Winton
Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Virginia Buysse
Co-Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Beth Rous
Co-Principal Investigator
University of Kentucky

Project Staff
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chih-Ing Lim
Project Coordinator

Dale Epstein
Module Coordinator

Jonathan Green
Director of Electronic Communication

Christine Lindauer
Research Associate

Cici Sidor
Instructional Technology and Media Specialist

Heidi Hollingsworth
Research Associate

Gina Harrison
Graphic Designer

Don Trull

University of Kentucky
Patricia Singleton
Instructional Design Specialist