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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

88 Assistive Technology Tools for Struggling Learners

Making sense of the complex weave of assistive technology devices and applications for struggling learners can be a confusing and frustrating chore.  This blog talks about 15 different types of assistive technology that can benefit struggling learners with links to my favorite tools.  For a more comprehensive discussion of these technologies CLICK HERE
Comprehensive Technologies:
TextHelp - $
ClaroRead - $
Planning, Time Management, and Organization:
iStudies Pro - Free/$ -
Strict Workflow  - Free -
Wunderlist - Free -
Text to Speech:
IntoWords - $
NaturalReaders - Free/$
Raz-Kids - $
Voice Typing - Free
Speech to Text:
Mac Dictation - Free  
TalkTyper - Free
Audio Recorders:
Smartpen - $ -
NoteTalker - $ -
Timers and Metronomes:
Stopwatch and Timer - Free Reading Guides and Color Overlays:
Kinesthetic Desks, Chairs, and Tools:
White Noise/Noise Cancelling:
Calculators and Step by Step Math Instruction:
Calcbot - Free
ModMath - Free
PhotoMath - Free
Note-taking:
Evernote - $ -
Sonocent - Free/$
Smartpen - $
Super Note - Free/$
Soundnote - $
Graphic Organizers:
Mind Meister - Free/$
XMind - Free/$
Writing Assistance:
Word Prediction, Spell Checks, and Grammar Checks:
ClaroRead - $
Grammarly - Free/$
iWordQ- $
VeritySpell - Free
WordQ - $
OCR/Scanners - for Text-to-Speech:
Google Docs - Free
Office Lens (Mobile/ Free) - Free
Online OCR - Free/$
Prizmo - $
Snap&Read - $
Language Learning:
Duolingo - Free
Memrise - Free
I hope you found this quick summary with links helpful.  For a more comprehensive discussion of these technologies CLICK HERE

Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials.  She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Go Dyslexia, in Ossining, NY.  To learn more about her products and services, you can go to https://godyslexia.com/, www.goodsensorylearning.com, www.dyslexiamaterials.com & www.learningtolearn.biz  
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