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Free Holiday Replay! Combining Assistive Technology & Literacy Intervention-THE BEST Multi-Sensory Support for Dyslexia

By November 29, 2021Uncategorized
This is a video recording from the INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION AT & UDL LAB SESSIONS, IDA annual conference, workshop session.
Assistive Technology (AT) combined with literacy instruction bridges gaps for learners with Dyslexia by supporting access to grade level content, supporting confidence and independence, improving reading and writing skills, supporting executive function skills (memory, recall, scheduling/ reminders, organization), as well as preparing them to succeed in Higher Ed and the workplace. AT reduces frustration and prevents learners from falling behind, or worse, wanting to drop out/ quit school because of literacy challenges. If individuals do not have access to AT along with literacy instruction, their literacy development will suffer, negatively impacting important skills such as comprehension, written expression, and conversation dialogue, as well as presentation skills. Assistive Technology supports critical executive function skills that many students with Dyslexia struggle with, including time management, organization, attention and focus, task initiation and emotional regulation, all critical for successful transition to post-secondary options and the global workplace….
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