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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T37 - Infographic Learning in the Common Core Era for Students With Dyslexia

Nov 9, 2017 3:45pm ‐ Nov 9, 2017 4:45pm

Standard: $20.00


Informational text makes up 50% of required reading at the elementary level and up to 80% in college. As opposed to narrative text, informational text includes figures, tables, and graphs, collectively known as infographics. These graphic aides may enhance a readers comprehension of informational text, especially for students with dyslexia who struggle in text-dominant educational environments. This presentation reviews the findings from three eye-tracking studies investigating how students with dyslexia use infographics. Recommendations for improving comprehension of informational text are also included.

Learning Outcomes:

  • TECHNOLOGY: Access potential applications of language based technology for direct instruction and/or accommodation for students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Evaluate the different multimedia learning tools and show practical applications of these tools in professional development and teacher training.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Evaluate what technological competencies students with language learning disabilities need to master before continuing on into higher education.
  • ADULT: Discover the issues related to post-secondary language instruction for students with dyslexia and related language learning disabilities
  • ADULT: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to adults with dyslexia.

Disclosure: Sunjung Kim and Rebecca Wiseheart have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Sunjung Kim, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
  • Rebecca Wiseheart, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, St. John's University

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