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We’ll explain why it’s important to use audiobooks and other assistive technologies. We’ll also share how audiobooks can be a ramp to reading and learning.

Students with learning disabilities are thriving in the classroom and reading to learn, thanks to accessible audiobooks and assistive technology. In this video, teachers and students at a Pennsylvania school explain why this learning accommodation is so effective.

Dr. Sally Shaywitz

Learning Ally's National Board member, Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., is a co-founder of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, and has devoted her career to understanding and helping children and adults who are dyslexic. In this brief video interview, she shares insights on the power of assistive technology, audiobooks and accommodations for people with dyslexia.

Dyslexic students can thrive with a combination of reading intervention, appropriate accommodations and a champion in their corner. There are three keys to a comprehensive program including MSL interventions, accommodations, and a champion to advocate and support each child's potential.

When a child has a learning disability like dyslexia, her whole household can be affected. Three brief interviews with Learning Ally students and parents show that helping a child succeed with reading and learning can translate into a positive experience for the...

This article discusses how audiobooks are not a crutch but an excellent tool for your dyslexic student.  Audiobooks are a ramp into learning.  Understanding the value of audiobooks and how to explain this to your child will help them learn and in the process become more independent.

Audiobooks can help children become better readers and more effective learners. If your child is having trouble learning to read or is struggling to keep up with homework, audiobooks can be a powerful tool that can improve reading comprehension, boost confidence, save time on schoolwork and lead to better grades. Listen to an audiobook sample.

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Girl with tablet listening to an audio book

We’ll explain why it’s important to use audiobooks and other assistive technologies. We’ll also share how audiobooks can be a ramp to reading and learning.