DEC Books & Products

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 a USB drive with digital resources.


Author: Suzanne A. Milbourne, 2018


PEAT's Suite is available in two different versions: 


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.”

2018 Gold Marcom Award

for Print Media/ Publication

Silver Spotlight Award from the League of American

Communications Specialists

2018 Gold Davey Award for Design

& Print Collateral by the Academy

of Interactive and Visual Arts

2018 Platinum Winner of

the Hermes Creative Award

Purchase PEAT's Suite from the DEC Bookstore:

2019 Communicator Award for Excellence 

(Public Relations/Communications) 

the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts

Best Pulication Design 

2019 American Graphic Design and Advertising Award