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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Peer Coaching

Coaching Teacher Support Specialists

Peer Coaches

Teacher Support Specialists or Coaches have a deeper knowledge base and skill set, helping teachers and teacher assistants to implement assistive technology practices in the classroom setting. The ultimate goal of the Teacher Support Specialist (Coach) is to support young children with disabilities in early literacy and learning, reaching even more students (and parents) through their interactions with teachers and teacher assistants.
Teacher Support Specialists helping children by coaching other teachers and assistants on how to implement AT in the classroom

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Ready to learn more about AT right now? Our AT Video Library is designed to provide the training that you need to implement Assistive Technology in your classroom today!

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Step UP AT Mentor Coaches
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Teacher Support Specialists / Peer Coaches
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Teachers / Teacher Assistants
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Parents / Caregivers

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


% Communication Device Increase


% Increase in Learning Apps

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How We Can Help

Step UP AT offers teacher support specialists and other seasoned educators / peer coaches a train-the-trainer toolkit of professional development resources to coach teachers and teacher assistants in AT implementation to enhance the quality of instruction and build the foundation for early learning success.

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What We Do

Prepare peer coaches with the skills they need to help their fellow teachers and teacher assistants successfully implement assistive technology in the classroom setting and assist parents with facilitating AT in the home.

Coaching Modules

Practice Based Coaching Framework

Video Collection to support each step of the coaching process.

Provide specific resources including forms, checklists, and a manual.

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Early Literacy Resources

Advanced training for our Teacher Support Specialists provides opportunities to share the knowledge that you’ve acquired to help other teachers make a difference in the lives of the children in their classrooms.

AT for writing and motor difficulties

AT for vision and hearing impairments

AT for shared reading

AT for communication

Setting up the environment for early literacy success.

Early literacy and AT considerations


Lending Assistive Technology

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

Guide teachers and teacher assistants to try technology for their unique classroom environment.

Oversee and assist teachers and teacher assistants in testing different options with individual students to develop the ideal learning environment.

Guide parents to finding AT solutions that will also work in the home.

AT Testimonial

Peer Coach Review

'On behalf of the staff at KIDCO, thank you so much for your dedication, patience, support, and the knowledge you bring to our coaching sessions. We are so fortunate to be a part of such a rewarding program and the positive outcomes AT has generated.'

Regina Navarro, Education, Mental Health & Disability Facilitator at KIDCO Child Care in Miami, FL

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Coaches Helping Teachers Implement AT in the Classroom.

Step UP AT Learning Resources

Click on the images below to learn more about how peer coaches help teachers and teacher assistants implement Early Literacy and the application of Assistive Technology (AT).

Video Classroom Setting

View Our AT video library to view our Coaching Series playlists in English and Spanish.

Step UP AT Coaching Resources

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 to support teachers to 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.