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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

S13 - Assistive Technology Through the Dyslexic Eyes

Nov 11, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Nov 11, 2017 1:00pm

Standard: $20.00


There are so many different apps available to students to help with their learning disabilities, but how many of them are user-friendly? How many of them really work? Learn from a high school student how Wunderlist, Notability, Accessibility, and other applications have helped her overcome her struggles with dyslexia. During this session, participants are exposed to tech tools that will change a students study habits, including the most effective and current organizational strategies. These strategies not only take the anxiety out of learning, but promote academic success.

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 what technological competencies students with language learning disabilities need to master before continuing on into higher education.

Disclosure: January Reed  and Mckenzie Reed has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • January Reed, M.Ed., Language Tutorial Instructor, Orton Gillingham Associate, Distinguished Apple Teacher, Dyslexic Practitioner, The Fletcher School
  • Mckenzie Reed, High School Student

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