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NHIDA

Supporting Students with Dyslexia:

Assistive Technology,

Accommodations, and 

 Literacy Strategies  

 

Date:         Thursday, April 6, 2017    

Location: Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St. Nashua NH 

Time:        6:00 pm -9:00 pm

Cost:          Free to the General Public, 3 hours of professional development credits available for educators.

 

Overview:

NHIDA is committed to advocating for appropriate and essential research-based interventions for those with dyslexia so that they will become successful readers. However, students often struggle to access grade level curriculum while they work on their reading and spelling skills. Exciting advances in assistive technology are now available to support older students in bridging that gap.

About the Presenters:

Diana Petschauer, M.Ed, ATP

 RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional;

Founder: AT for Education

Kelsey Hall, Ed.M., M.S. 

CCC-SLP, AAC/AT Specialist, certified Orton Gillingham trainer/reading specialist

This program will:

  • Inform educators about assistive technology tools available to students, how to choose appropriate accommodations, and how to write IEP goals for assistive technology.
  • Inform parents of middle and high school aged students about interventions and technologies in order that they may assist and advocate for their child.
  • Inform adults and older students about apps and extensions that will support them in their reading and writing activities.

Demonstrations will include Google Chrome apps and extensions, iOS apps and built-in accessibility features (iPad, iPhone, iPod), as well as web-based resources, including several free and low cost options for students and adults.

Feel free to bring your laptop, tablet, Chromebook, or iPhone or iPad with you so that you can begin to explore these apps right away.

 

If you know someone who would be interested in this program, please share this with them.

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