Assistive technologies

Assistive technologies include devices and applications that help people with dyslexia with various tasks including:

  • reading
  • spelling
  • writing
  • organization of ideas
  • note-taking
  • 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: