2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

F35 - Digital Note-Taking Strategies for Students With Dyslexia: The Promise and Challenges

Oct 26, 2018 4:30pm ‐ Oct 26, 2018 5:30pm


This session describes a study of digital note-taking with students with dyslexia. The session models and examines the degree to which this intervention can provide educational opportunities for students with dyslexia with support for note-taking skills to promote retention of material and reduce cognitive effort during note-taking.

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.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Evaluate what technological competencies students with language learning disabilities need to master before continuing into higher education.


  • Christine Bresnahan, M.Ed., Doctoral Student, Behavior, Cognition and Neuroscience Program, Department of Psychology, American University
  • Sarah Irvine Belson, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of the MA in Special Education: Learning Disabilities Program, American University School of Education

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