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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

PC1 - Assistive Technology in Education: A New Day for Students With Dyslexia

Oct 24, 2018 8:00am ‐ Oct 24, 2018 4:00pm

Standard: $20.00


Assistive technology is transformative in the lives of students with dyslexia. It gives them equal access to education; but perhaps more importantly, it contributes to greater independence and higher self-esteem. This comprehensive full-day symposium explores key aspects of assistive technology for dyslexia, including the selection of specific tools that help with reading and writing, ways that schools can support those tools, and the importance of student voice in their implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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.

Disclosure: Jamie Martin, Jennifer Topple, Jackie Hersh, Mike Marotta, and Karen Janowski have no financial relationships to disclose. Jennifer Topple is the board chair for IDA. Jamie Martin, Jackie Hersh, Mike Marotta, and Karen Janowski have no relevant nonfiancial relationships to disclose.


  • Jackie Hersh, M.Ed., Response to Intervention District Specialist, West Geauga Local Schools
  • Karen Janowski, M.Ed., Assistive Technology Consultant, EdTech Solutions, Inc.
  • Mike Marotta, RESNA, ATP, Assistive Technology Specialist; Board Chair, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC, International Dyslexia Association
  • 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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Carol Buzby
7/12/19 3:26 pm

I really learned a lot in this session. I can't wait to try some of the new apps that were recommended. Listening to the students was very eye opening. So glad you included them in the presentation.