01 | Assistive Technology (AT) for Infants and Toddlers and The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

01 | Assistive Technology (AT) for Infants and Toddlers and The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

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Every child has a different learning style and pace. Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.

-Robert John Meehan

IDEA and AT

AT is a critical early intervention service for children with disabilities birth to three years of age authorized under Part C of IDEA. Oklahoma SoonerStart Early Intervention builds upon and provides supports and resources to assist family members and caregivers to enhance children’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.

The SoonerStart Early Intervention Program uses an individualized, comprehensive, coordinated system of services and supports to enhance the abilities of Oklahoma infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays. It also strengthens the capacity of families with children under the age of 3 years to support the child's development. The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) is the lead agency for the SoonerStart Program.