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


Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00

Description

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.

Speaker(s):

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

Credits

  • 0.15 - ASHA CEU
  • 1.50 - Clock Hours

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