Assistive technologies include devices and applications that help people with dyslexia with various tasks including:
- organization of ideas
- time management.
Assistive technologies can be very helpful for students to access or produce larger volumes of reading/writing material as required in older grades or post-secondary schools.
However, it is important that assistive technologies do not replace effective Structured Literacy instruction in reading, spelling, and writing. Structured Literacy instruction can help all struggling readers learn to read accurately and fluently.
Here is a list of websites that provide lists and reviews of various assistive technologies:
- Reading Rockets - Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities
- University of Michigan DyslexiaHelp website - look on the right-hand panel for various apps, software & assistive technology, book scanning etc.
- Dyslexia Materials.com - Assistive Technology for Dyslexia
- The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity - Tools and Technology
- Understood.org - Assistive Technology for Reading
- Homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com - Best Apps for Students with Dyslexia (assistive technology software, not instructional software)