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 using 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.
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.
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 available for Professional Development.
AT in the Classroom
Visit our Learning Modules to learn more about ways to implement AT in the Classroom.