Child & Family Development Child & Family Development

May 30, 2017

technology and learning disabilities study outcomes- educator article review


Marie Arrington MAT NCBT, educational specialist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, recently reviewed an article from Microsoft about how technology can help students with learning disabilities like dyslexia or attention difficulties like ADHD. 

This article highlights how effective assistive technologies can be for students with learning disabilities or ADHD. Although it is a small study, it discusses the positive responses that students can have from using an assistive device (i.e., laptop, IPad, Chromebook, OneNote, etc.) both in and outside of a school environment. If you would like to learn more about assistive technology devices or other apps/tools that can help children with a variety of things (e.g., organization, decoding, spelling, etc.), contact one of our educators to discuss the wide array of resources available! 

To quote the article, ‚ÄúWe would encourage educators to explore greater uses of technology to meet the needs of young people with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.”

Read full article here.

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