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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Support Young Children with Disabilities

Teachers and Teacher Assistants are the leaders in providing the support preschool-aged children with disabilities need to reach the early literacy goals that help prepare them for a lifetime of success.
Teacher Support Specialists support children with disabilities by helping to implement assistive technology in the classroom

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Aren’t sure where to begin? Our coaches are available to meet with you either in person or virtually. Request a Coaching Session for more information.

Ready to get started right now? Our AT Training Series is designed to provide the training you need to implement Assistive Technology in your 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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How We Can Help

Step UP AT is the resource that teachers and teacher assistants need for the professional development required to fully integrate assistive technology in the early learning classroom.

I like how simple using Module 1 was. It's all about the user experience process …the process was pretty quick, and the videos weren't too long. That's the thing with me. I like to get the summary of the information on the main points, and then go move forward from there. -Lashaevia B., Teacher

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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 coaches and teacher support personnel.

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 Resources

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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 Teacher Resources

Learn about AT options for IOS devices, Baggie Books, Switches, and more!

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.