The George Foundation Assistive Technology Lab in Stafford is a great place to take a field trip! A local preschool homeschooling group in Fort Bend County recently took a small group of 3-5 year olds to learn more about assistiveÂ technology at the George AT lab in Stafford, Texas.Â Assistive Technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Assistive Technology can be anything from low-tech communication boards, to high tech communication devices, iPads, or switches.
Easter Seals Greater Houston’s Kelly Kaleta met with the children to give them a hands-on experience using iPads and therapy apps. The early learners played with the ever-popular Duckie Deck apps Gotta Go, Trash Toys, and Hungry Clipper. The children loved using the iPad and had even more fun using each one of the apps that Kelly shared.Â Afterwards, the childrenÂ attended a Gymboree playgroupÂ where they socializedÂ and danced toÂ music. Playgroups incorporate play and music to build cognitive and physical activities for ages 0-5.
Easter Seals Greater Houston, Childrenâ€™s Therapy and BridgingApps programs are pleased to offer Assistive Technology Services in three locations in Texas (Houston, The Woodlands, and Stafford).Â Each AT lab has Open Lab Days open to the public without an appointment for visitors to explore a variety of assistive technology, including adapted toys and switches, specialized software and computer equipment, communication devices, and mobile devices and apps. Volunteers and staff are available to answer questions; however, individualized support is limited depending on the number of participants. For more information on your local AT Lab events, services, or scheduling a BridgingApps field trip at the George Lab, please contact us.
United Way Stafford
10435 Greenbough Drive
Stafford, TX 77477