If your child has reading issues, there's a range of assistive technology software that may help. Most of these computer programs offer several tools for reading aloud, such as text-to-speech (TTS) and optical character recognition (OCR). They may also offer other features.
8 Examples of Assistive Technology and Adaptive Tools
Assistive technology is one of the core strategies schools use to help with learning and attention issues. Some adaptive tools are low-tech and some are pretty fancy. Here are some common examples.
Assistive Technology For Writing - Dysgraphia
Using assistive technology for writing can help students with dysgraphia demonstrate their knowledge in effective and proactive ways.
Assistive Technology for Education
these key boards make integrating technology in the classroom easier for students to learn and visualize certain keys.
I've never seen anything like this before. Nifty, but what if the person isn't aware of stumbles?
What I Learned About Assistive Technology From the IEP Process
"My journey with assistive technology (AT) started eight years ago when my son was diagnosed with dyslexia and got his first IEP. We knew that under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, our IEP team had to consider AT. But we weren't exactly sure what that meant."
88 Assistive Technology Tools for Struggling Learners
Learning Specialist and Teacher Materials - Good Sensory Learning: 88 Assistive Technology Tools for Struggling Learners: Making sense of the complex weave of assistive technology devices and applications for struggling learners can be a confusing and frustrating chore. This blog talks about 15 different types of assistive technology that can benefit struggling learners with links to my favorite tools.
Literacy Tips for Digital Writing
The Speech to Text tool in Google Drive is a life saver for struggling writers/typers (and their teachers)
Assistive Technology Adventures: Fine Motor Skills - Apps
Assistive Technology Tools for Learning Differences, ADHD, and Executive Function Challenges | Shelley Haven ATP, RET
Here are five different tips for Low Tech Assistive Technology. Click through to see how you can use fidgets, quiet kits, bumpy seats, visual timers and adaptive scissors in the classroom to help students stay focused during learning.
There’s an App for That: Assistive technology (AT) and Learning Disabled Children
8 New Apps for Tweens and Teens With Learning and Attention Issues
A well-chosen app can boost your child's learning or help her with a specific challenge. Here are eight apps for tweens and teens with learning and attention issues. Search Tech Finder for more expert-approved apps and assistive technologies! http://u.org/TechFinder
Click on the quotation to see how Assistive Technology can make the difference and allow students to be successfully included in general education classrooms.
Video about the process of considering assistive technology for students with disabilites
Talking Icon Assistive Technology Communicator- they are small enough to fit on a desk to use commonly needed words, phrases, or requests.