Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers

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Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
SC Assistive Technology Program
Poplar Building Conference Room
Midlands Center,
8301 Farrow Road,
Columbia, SC

Dave Butler, Senior Educational Support Specialist, Don Johnston Inc.

Description: Assistive technology has been used with students with low incidence disabilities for years, but what about students with high incidence disabilities?  More students with disabilities are being included in the general education classroom than ever before, but according to the National Center of Learning Disabilities (, 64% of students with disabilities are reading AT LEAST three grades below grade level.  This workshop will review assistive technology tools for students with dyslexia, autism, dysgraphia, Down syndrome and other diverse physical and learning disabilities.  We will discuss how digital text can help individuals overcome barriers to opportunity.  Proven tools and resources will be explored including:

Start-to-Finish Online Accessible Library

Start to Finish banner showing iPad being held for reading.


Snap&Read banner - the one-button toolbar that reads any text on screen in any application.

Read:OutLoud 6

Read:OutLoud 6 banner with logo and screenshot.

We will cover ways to meet the needs of struggling writers by exploring a variety of technology tools including Co:Writer and  Write:OutLoud.

Free sources for activities, templates, lesson plans and ready-made files will be shared to help you quickly integrate Don Johnston products into your classroom for more literacy learning success!

Cost:  Free, but pre-registration is required.

Space is limited to 15 participants.

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