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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

S6 - Mobile Apps That Support the Science of Reading and Writing

Oct 27, 2018 10:45am ‐ Oct 27, 2018 12:15pm

Standard: $20.00


Mobile apps, on both iPad and Android platforms, are effective tools to support structured literacy. This session highlights the use of assistive and instructional technologies for students who struggle with reading and writing skills. This session discusses several free or low-cost computer and mobile apps, programs, and devices that can enhance a person’s ability to succeed in the classroom, on the job, or in community situations. This session highlights some of the best apps currently available.

Learning Objectives:

  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for teaching specific language comprehension strategies for the students who are struggling with reading.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine ways to integrate and review phonics, spelling and vocabulary through daily activities in the classroom.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Identify effective practices and speech/language strategies for reading, written language, math and content area instruction.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Evaluate the different multimedia learning tools and show practical applications of these tools in professional development and teacher training.

Disclosure: Elaine Cheesman and David Winters have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 


  • Elaine Cheesman, Ph.D., CALT, QI, Associate Professor, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • David C. Winters, Ph.D., Certified Dyslexia Specialist, Fellow/AOGPE, Eastern Michigan University

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