Monday, November 24, 2008

Holiday Gift Edition of AT Blog Carnival


Welcome to the Holiday Edition of the AT Blog Carnival: "My Favorite Things"
This month blog authors are sharing their favorite AT tools and holiday gift giving ideas for assistive technology.
I am proud to present to you some wonderful posts by some wonderful bloggers in the AT world. I would encourage you to not only look through the great ideas they have presented for holiday gift ideas, but to mark their blogs on your favorites or subscribe to their feeds. You will get great ideas from them all year long.
I have put a little comment on each submission so you get a little taste of what they are about. We have all kinds of cool gadgets and ideas for you so if you are still looking for that special gift, maybe this will give you some ideas. When it comes to foks with special needs - it is nice to be able to give them something that they can use and that will really be a blessing and a support for them through coming year .
Sometimes we forget about what toys are appropriate for orthopedically impaired children. I have worked with many small preschool children who couldn't hold a doll or a car. My post at the bottom shares some fun switch access toys for them.
So read on and enjoy the creative ideas below, and...
Happy Holdays!

Brian Friedlander Ph.D. of Assitivetek contributes the Livescribe Pulse Pen. Here is a link on how to use it from his blog:


Ira Socol of SpeEd Change contributes some gift ideas in price ranges:




Patrick Black of Teaching All Students:

Patrick shares his wish list in his post: "All I Want For Christmas"


Alicia Odom of SMD Teacher:

Alicia has a great wish list with some fun items - I want them for my equipment center! The Swifty is especially cool...


Ricky Buchanan of ATMac:

Ricky sends us her post, "All I Want for Christmas is Power!" to share some great tools and benefits to the Mac.


Kate Ahern of Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs:
Kate submits her list of favorite tools that are some of the mainstays of AT. Any of these would make great gifts:


Lon Thornburg of No Limits to Learning:

Electric trains, slot car race tracks, Lite Brites and other electrical toys can be switch operated with a Powerlink 3 from Ablenet. Learn about the Powerlink and explore some links to fun electric toys in this post with holiday gift ideas.

http://nolimitstolearning.blogspot.com/2008/12/assistive-technology-holiday-gift-idea.html

Merry Christmas!

8 comments:

Lydia King said...

Hi, my name is Lydia and I work for EnableMart.com - a website specializing in AT products. I looked through your wish list and found that Alicia Odom is looking for a Little Step by Step Communicator Switch. We actually have a gently used one that I would like to donate to her, but I am having trouble posting a comment on her blog, and I can't find her email address anywhere on her site. Alicia - if you read this please email me at lking@mrn.com if you are interesting in this switch. If anyone at AtBlogCarnival or anyone who reads this post is in contact with Alicia, please ask her to get in touch with me if she'd like us to send that switch. Thanks!

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Lon said...

Hi Lydia,
I will forward this message on to Alicia, thanks so much...
Merry Christmas!
Lon Thornburg, ATBC Editor

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