Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology is all around us.  Adults use it when we voice type text messages or email, or when we ask Siri, Google home or Alexa a question.

For children with dyslexia, Assistive Technology is any device, software, or equipment one uses to help with learning.   Some examples of Assistive Technology include text-to-speech (for reading) and speech-to-text (for writing which can include dictation software and word prediction programs). Once you know the TYPE of Assistive Technology your child needs, now you need to determine what platform you want to use such as desktop programs, web-based tools, Chrome Apps and Extensions, Microsoft, iOS apps, or Android apps.  

James Martin is an expert on Assistive Technology.  His website is up to date with the newest technology available.  Follow this link to his site to see all different types of AT.

Understood is another general website that provides many options.

PACER's Simon Technology Center offers services including a technology consultation.