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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F5 - Help!—Combining Assistive Technology and Active Reading to Study the Beatles

Oct 26, 2018 8:00am ‐ Oct 26, 2018 9:30am

Standard: $20.00


Reading comprehension is challenging for students with dyslexia. Difficulties with decoding, vocabulary, and reading fluency contribute to an imperfect understanding of the written word. Assistive technology makes reading easier. Text-to-speech, electronic graphic organizers, flashcard apps, and virtual note-taking tools contribute to improved comprehension. This session explores a selection of software, apps, and Chrome tools that can be utilized in the active reading process. The sample reading selections are taken from texts about The Beatles.

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 has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


  • Jamie Martin, B.A., Assistive Technology Specialist / Director of Assistive and Instructional Technology, AT Solutions for Dyslexia

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