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PEAT's Suite: Supporting a Child's Physical Environment and Assistive Tool Journey -- Birth to Five  

PEAT’s Suite is a comprehensive package of materials that helps service providers (educators, home visitors, therapists, etc.), families, and other stakeholders support the participation of young children with differing abilities in typical routines and activities. The acronym PEAT stands for Physical Environment and Assistive Tools. Each copy of PEAT's Suite includes a printed publication and folder of digital resources.


Author: Suzanne A. Milbourne, 2018


PEAT's Suite is available in two different versions: 


Purchase PEAT's Suite from the DEC Bookstore:

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Review from a New PEAT's Suite User:

“So glad there is a new resource out there for assessing children's needs in the early childhood classroom who present with needs that require AT. I think I will really like using PEAT's Pilot and [Plot] map.”

An Award Winning Publication

  • 2018 Platinum Winner of the Hermes Creative Award

  • 2018 Gold Davey Award for Design & Print Collateral by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts

  • 2018 Gold Marcom Award for Print Media/ Publication

  • Silver Spotlight Award from the League of American Communications Specialists 

  • Best Publication Design 2019 American Graphic Design and Advertising Award

  • 2019 Communicator Award for Excellence (Public Relations/Communications) the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts

*NEW* PEAT'S SUITE Online: Self-Guided Module

Access this learning module for PEAT’s Suite to explore and practice using environmental features, as well as universal, modified and specialized assistive tools.

PEAT's Suite Online was developed by Pennsylvania Early Intervention Technical Assistance with funding from the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning. PEAT's Suite Online is hosted by the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. 

Click an image below to access the FREE PEAT's Suite Self-Guided Module of the PEAT's Suite Self-Guide Module with a Professional Development Hour Certificate included for just $10 per module. 

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