Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia

Instructor: Maggie Rouman

Maggie currently teaches post-secondary e-learning and assessment courses and has a bachelor's degree in special education and a master's degree in educational neuroscience.

Many more options exist today to help students with learning disabilities. In this lesson, learn about assistive technologies that help students with dyslexia compensate for their challenges

Learning with Dyslexia

Do you know that dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability? So, there's a real possibility that you might have a student with dyslexia in your classroom. How can you help your dyslexic student? Sure, you can make accommodations, but how about using assistive technologies?

Assistive technologies are devices or equipment that assist the user, so he or she can compensate for his or her challenges. Assistive technologies cannot cure dyslexia, but they do provide an alternative way for your students with dyslexia to make up for their weaknesses. Besides taking a longer time to read through a page of text, a student with dyslexia might take a long time to make notes, or legibly write work. Assistive technologies make learning more accessible because they give your students with dyslexia the opportunity to fully demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of concepts.

Assistive Technologies

Assistive technologies are a real game-changer! Encourage your students who have dyslexia to use the following assistive technologies to help them with subjects such as reading and writing. Soon, they will be on their way to a more successful school experience!

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