6. Top Tools To Help Your Child Learn

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.

Here's how to get started

Step 1

Understand how technology can support learning

Students with dyslexia should not be held back by their discrete areas of weakness in reading or writing. Through the use of assistive technology (AT), we can give students the ability to access and show us what they know. AT tools can open up their world to learning.

Additional Resources: Assistive Technology Tools

Step 2

Investigate various assistive technology tools

There are many tools available to assist students in the classroom and new assistive technology is developed every day. It's important to assess your child's individual needs and match those needs to tools that will help.  

Additional Resources: Technology: Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
Assistive Technology Blog

Tools by a teen with dyslexia


Step 3

Build confidence with practical tips for effective use

Students need to be paired with tools that work for their unique needs. They need to practice in order to get comfortable with the tool and its specific features. Learning will soar when the student is fluent with the technologies in place to support him.

Additional Resources: Speech-to-Text Software, Assistive Technology - Making Good Decisions for Your Student, Superfast Speech
Creating Confidence

Getting great results using learning tools


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Superfast Speech

Listen quicker to capture more information


Speech-to-Text Software

You talk. Computer writes. How to use speech-to-text software.


Technology: Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Technology can open doors!


Estimated Reading Time:17minute

Assistive Technology - Making Good Decisions for Your Student

What makes assistive technology unique?


Estimated Reading Time:25minute

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