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Technology for Students with Dyslexia

Technology Resources for Students with Dyslexia:

While the use of technology by students with dyslexia can substantially diminish the impact of the disability on their ability to succeed in school or at work, choosing the right resources can be daunting. Below is a list of some of the best resources available on line. Each has been reviewed by our staff and is recommended for its comprehensiveness and its excellence of content.

Reading Rockets provides a comprehensive overview on the types of tech supports available and how they are useful. Find that at: https://www.understood.org/en/tools/tech-finder

Understood.com provides a useful checklist for determining if a given technology would be useful for your child: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/assistive-technology/finding-an-assistive-technology/checklist-what-to-consider-when-looking-at-assistive-technology

Wrightslaw provides information on the legal aspects of assistive technology: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/assistive-technology/finding-an-assistive-technology/checklist-what-to-consider-when-looking-at-assistive-technology

The International Dyslexia Association offers a comprehensive list of resources at: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/Technology.html

Understood.com: this site allows you to specify the grade and issue to identify appropriate resources: https://www.understood.org/en/tools/tech-finder

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity offers support at: http://dyslexia.yale.edu/Technology.html

Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan offers support at: http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/software-assistive-technology

 

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