Assistive Technology: Low-Tech Has Its Place

When we hear the term Assistive Technology (AT), we imagine kids with LD (and other disabilities) mastering previously challenging assignments with the help of the latest and greatest high-tech gadgetry. In fact, we may be doing our children a disservice… Read the rest

Bookshare: Best-Kept Secret for Kids with Dyslexia

By Eve Kessler, Esq. Bookshare is an online library of accessible eBooks and educational materials for children (and adults) with diagnosed language learning disabilities and other issues that make reading difficult. Members have access to over 400,000 titles, including textbooks,… Read the rest

Must-Have AT Tools for Struggling Readers

By Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS What Assistive Technology (AT) does your child with LD need to be independently successful this school year? Over the next few weeks, this blog will feature smart choices for you to consider as you make… Read the rest

Summer Practice: 5 Components of Reading

Reading with children and helping them practice the specific components of reading can dramatically improve their ability to read. Use the more leisurely summer months to help your child improve in the key areas below: Recognizing and using individual sounds… Read the rest

Reading Levels: What Do They Tell You?

The reading level that you’re referring to is either a number or a letter, which is meant to tell you if your child is reading at grade level. It is based on an assessment called a running record—a record that… Read the rest