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2016 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference


S10 - Integrating Free or Inexpensive Cross-Platform Technology Applications in Middle and High Schools: Speech-to-Text and Text-to-Speech Resources


Oct 29, 2016 10:30am ‐ Oct 29, 2016 11:30am

Description

Secondary students with dyslexia can benefit from readily available inexpensive or free technology to gain access to print-based materials and develop written expression skills. In this presentation, implementation of free Google Chrome extensions and applications with middle and high school students with dyslexia will be described. The benefits of providing students with access to visual and auditory textbook representation with Bookshare will also be discussed. All the tools that will be discussed in this session can be utilized on a PC, Mac, or Chromebook. Strategies to assist teachers and parents in supporting and facilitating the use of these tools will also be shared.

Speaker(s):

  • Denise P. Gibbs, Ed.D., ASHA Fellow, CCC/SLP, Director, Alabama Scottish Rite Foundation Learning Centers

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