Our Role in the CommunityThe mission of Step Up AT is to support teachers and parents in effectively using evidence-based assistive technology (AT) to increase early literacy and learning outcomes for preschool children with disabilities. We achieve our mission using a peer coaching model and an open-source online learning platform, telepresence robots, bug-in-the-ear (BITE) technology, and video models to support the use of AT practices during early literacy instruction.
Debbie School teachers greatly appreciated the opportunity to work with the Step Up AT team. They found the trainings and coaching to be very valuable and greatly appreciated all the tips they received about creative ways to use assistive technology to help their students.
The Debbie Institute at the Mailman Center for Child Development
How We Deliver Our ServicesStep Up AT offers multiple methods for teachers, teacher assistants, school district agencies, and parents / caregivers to gain the knowledge, coaching, and assistive technology necessary to help them inspire early literacy in children with disabilities.
About Our PartnersThis project is funded by the U.S Department of Education Office of Special Education, Stepping Up Technology Implementation Grant, and developed and implemented in partnership with Florida’s state-run program to improve access to AT, the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) and the University of Miami (UM) Mailman Center for Child Development and Pediatrics.
Step Up AT Learning ResourcesClick on the images below to learn more about the value of providing program development to help educators implement Early Literacy and the application of Assistive Technology (AT).
Our resources are offered open-source (and through AT in the Classroom), through our modules, and through our Video Library.
AT in the Classroom
Visit our Learning Modules to learn more about ways to implement AT in the Classroom.