Here you’ll learn the basics of assistive technology for reading and writing support. We’ll help you understand how to evaluate your child’s specific needs and how determine which tools might work best. We’ll teach you how to pick the right assistive technology and we’ll help you implement it into your child’s life.

In this resource from the?National Center for Learning Disabilities, you will learn about what is assistive technology (AT), what assistive technology can and cannot do, and how to guide your decision-making about what AT is the best match for your child.

This teen’s mission is to help people with disabilities use technology to read, write, explore interesting information, and explore their world with ease by using of technology.' We’re proud to say he’s a Learning Ally member!'

In this free one-hour webinar for specialists who work with students with learning differences, Dr. Michael Hart will share how and why psychoeducational evaluations should be a key cornerstone to creating a plan for remediation. Parents will also gain insights from this informative session.

Key take-aways will include:

How language processing and cognitive processing testing are critical to effective planning

It’s not just about test scores. . . it’s about describing the child as a whole person

Descriptive evaluations allow us to ask clear, behaviorally-based questions about a child’s strengths and weaknesses

Examples of common questions around interpreting the test scores and common patterns

Middle school students walking down the hall

Using technology is critical for student independence. However, the learning curve can be slow, much like the learning curve to read with your eyes. This article summarizes key lessons to help your child learn these skills, allowing him/her to keep up with his/her peers, and allowing your child (and you!) to have more time to do the things you enjoy.

We’ve assembled a team of parents who not only have expert training, but who also have children who have learning differences. That means they understand this journey and are here to provide help and support. We call them our parent support specialists. Schedule a phone call for one-on-one advice about anything from effective reading interventions to parent/teacher collaboration strategies. You can schedule a phone call through your member dashboard or by calling 800.635.1403.'

Have you heard these myths? • Ivy League and other competitive colleges don’t have to provide disability accommodations. • Colleges are required to provide the same accommodations that students received in high school. • If students didn’t have to take foreign language in high school, they don’t have to in college, either. • Students with disabilities will find college too challenging. Don’t let misinformation affect your student’s post-high school choices. Students with disabilities attend and graduate from all kinds of colleges - even the Ivies. While they have to adjust to academic expectations at college (as do all students) and will find changes in the disability accommodation system, with the proper preparation, they can enjoy success! Author and Columbia University learning specialist, Elizabeth Hamblet explains how the system for accommodations works at college, describes students’ rights and responsibilities within that system, and shares what the research says are the skills students should develop while they’re in high school to ensure success when they reach...

Headstrong Nation?has a series of videos where they walk you through how to get started using a variety of technology tools. In this video, you will learn about how to use speech-to-text software. Speech-to-text can help a writer with dyslexia get the thoughts and words on paper faster to be able to write more effectively and efficiently.

Headstrong Nation?has a series of videos where they walk you through how to get started using a variety of technology tools. In this video, you will learn about how to adjust the speech rate on text-to-speech. This technology will read to the learner text from documents, emails or eBooks. By increasing the speed of the audio, the listener can increase the amount of information that they are able to process becoming a more efficient ear reader'.'

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Technology provides very practical how-to' articles for getting started with Livescribe, Dragon Naturally Speaking, speech-to-text, and choosing a tablet for your student.

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Here you’ll learn the basics of assistive technology for reading and writing support. We’ll help you understand how to evaluate your child’s specific needs and how determine which tools might work best. We’ll teach you how to pick the right assistive technology and we’ll help you implement it into your child’s life.