50 best iPad apps for users with reading disabilities

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator who works with these students on a daily basis, you've probably heard that the iPad offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of beginning readers and students with reading disabilities alike. This article highlights a few of the apps that can help students with a reading disability work through their disability and improve their skills in reading, writing, … [Read more...]

Learning disabilities FAQ

This multi-part series of information and guidance comes from PBS. Section by section, you can learn the basics of LD, what types of LD there are and how they affect a student's school work and learning, and how to manage LD. Assistive technology, communication strategies, and teaching strategies are also covered. Additional sections emphasize special education, IEPs, and inclusive education. An excellent, comprehensive resource! (posted January 4, … [Read more...]

Fact sheets on dyslexia

The International Dyslexia Association offers an expansive series of fact sheets on dyslexia and related language-based learning disabilities. The fact sheets are organized according to the audience who's reading them: general info, parents, educators, adults with dyslexia, and college students with dyslexia. (posted May 9, 2013)http://www.interdys.org/FactSheets.htm … [Read more...]

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