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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F32 - Mobile Apps to Enhance Structured Literacy

Nov 10, 2017 3:45pm ‐ Nov 10, 2017 5:15pm

Standard: $20.00


Mobile apps, for 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 covers several free or low-cost computer and mobile apps, programs, and devices that can enhance a persons ability to succeed in the classroom, on the job, or in community situations. This presentation highlights some of the best apps currently available.

Learning Outcomes:

  • MORPHOLOGICAL INSTRUCTION: Analyze teaching higher level reading and vocabulary development through Morphological Awareness instruction.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Discover the complexity of vocabulary knowledge and its important role in reading and reading intervention.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine effective practices for developing writing skills.
  • 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.

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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