Step Up AT is an evidence-based customizable program that coaches teachers, teacher assistants, teacher support specialists, school districts, and other agencies to adopt evidence-based assistive technology (AT) practices shown to improve early literacy outcomes for young children (ages 3-5) with disabilities.

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Our AT Learning Resources are for educators committed to enriching the early literacy classroom specifically for children with disabilities. We'll discuss assistive technology options that work for children with a variety of disabilities, so that you can help your students reach their learning goals.
Professional Development students learn about techniques for applying assistive technology in the classroom

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Ready to get started right now? Visit our Professional Development Site to start learning about how you can implement assistive technology in the classroom today!

Key Project Outcome – Changes in AT use from Pre-to-Post Intervention


% Increase in Adaptable Writing


% Increase in Adapted Books

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What We Do

Step UP AT is here to support educators looking to grow their skills and knowledge related to Assistive Technology. Learn how to better serve children with disabilities by applying research-based tactics focused to promote inclusion and participation in early literacy and learning activities.

Video Demonstrations

Print Materials

Coaching Sessions

AT Lending Library

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Early Literacy Resources

Step UP AT’s Interactive Online Tool Kit provides educators with approaches for implementing AT in the classroom environment.

“Anytime, anywhere” self-paced modules available for educators.

Video Demonstrations that provide tools and strategies for immediate use in the classroom in English and Spanish.

Virtual and customized training for teachers for coaches and support personnel to individualize learning.

Ongoing feedback and resources to support the continual development of assistive technology use in the classroom.


Lending Assistive Technology

Step UP AT, in partnership with FAAST, offers teachers and educators the opportunity to try implementing Assistive Technology in the classroom before they buy it! Visit the Lending Library to see which AT may work for you!

Try different types of AT to find the best match for your classroom and students.

Test different options with individual students to develop the ideal learning environment.

Incorporate learning opportunities for children with disabilities, increasing class inclusion, and participation.

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Video Learning Opportunities

Learn more about applying assistive technology to early literacy when you visit our YouTube channel.

AT related to writing skill development.

AT tools to support children with specific disabilities.

iPad Guided Access.

Early Literacy

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    Step UP AT Learning Modules

    Gain the knowledge and skills that you need to succeed in bringing early literacy and assistive technology to your students today.

    Implementing AT in the Classroom Setting

    Learn about ways that you can adapt your classroom to increase literacy opportunities for children with disabilities.

    Step UP AT Coaching Guide

    Get more detail about how Teacher Support Specialists / Peer Coaches deliver guidance to other teachers and teacher assistance related to AT integration for children with disabilities.

    AT Learning Modules

    View our AT Learning Modules to get a full picture about how you can help children with disabilities participate in early literacy activities.

    Assistive Technology Lending Library

    Visit the FAAST AT Lending Library where you can present options for teachers to try in the classroom.