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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

PC6 - Assistive Technology for a New Generation

Nov 8, 2017 12:30pm ‐ Nov 8, 2017 4:00pm

Standard: $20.00


For many years, the academic help provided to students with dyslexia was limited to remedial language instruction and resource support, including basic accommodations giving students extra time to complete assignments. While those traditional supports remain important, the rapid development of assistive technology has led to a dramatic increase in independence for dyslexic learners and allows them to thrive alongside their nondyslexic classmates. This engaging half-day symposium helps attendees understand the why and how of AT implementation in 21st-century classrooms. Presenters highlight the educational approach of the universal design for learning (UDL), and the latest and most effective AT tools are demonstrated and discussed. The session wrap ups with a testimonial from a college student who was once a struggling writer, but because of assistive technology, is now pursuing a degree in writing.

Learning Outcome:

  • TECHNOLOGY: Access potential applications of language based technology for direct instruction and/or accommodation for students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.

Disclosure: Jennifer Topple, Karen Janowski,
Annzie Hine have no relevant financial
relationships to disclose. Jamie Martin may
receive speaking fees and honoria. There are no
nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Annzie Hine, Student, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Karen Janowski, M.Ed., Assistive Technology Consultant, EdTech Solutions, Inc.
  • Jamie Martin, B.A., Assistive Technology Specialist / Director of Assistive and Instructional Technology, AT Solutions for Dyslexia
  • Jennifer Topple, M.S., CCC-SLP, Director of Assistive and Instructional Technology, IDA Board of Directors Chair, The Howard School

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Tammy Blanton
11/12/18 6:28 pm

This was amazing. Thank you for the wonderful information!