Assistive and Educational Technology Applications: Support for Interventions for Students with Dyslexia
Where: University of Central Arkansas, Mashburn Center for Learning Room 234 (close to Farris Road) map
Presenter: Bryan Ayres, M.Ed., Director, Technology and Curriculum Access Center, Easter Seals Arkansas
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Introducing the Educational and Assistive Technology Issues
Response to Intervention
Definitions and Wording: Referencing Hardware and Software
Embedding Supports in Good Curriculum
Consideration, Assessment, and Implementation
Demonstrations, Accessibility Options
ios Devices and Mac Operating Systems-Accessibility
Windows-Ease of Access
Using SETT to Make Good Hardware and Software Decisions
Know your Student. Preferences, Needs, Characteristics, Challenges
Questions, Answers and Exploration!
Ask some questions
Play with some tools
Have a good summer!
Description: This session examines educational and assistive technology and software applications and hardware that might be helpful in the educational and life activities of students who experience dyslexia. Recognizing the variety of ways that dyslexia manifests individuals, various ways of support reading, writing, spelling, language, organization and other areas of life are discussed. Demonstrations of the wide range of different tools available and an opportunity to examine processes to assist supporting the person with the appropriate scaffold and accommodations will be conducted. Time will be available for participants to experiment with some of the tools available.
Southern Miss is offering a new master’s level program that will give educators the tools and skills they need to teach students with dyslexia. In development for more than three years, the Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy is a collaboration between the DuBard School, the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education.