Although most educators and parents are aware that technology can help people with learning disabilities, effectively finding and utilizing the best technology is easier said than done. Luckily, the National Center for Learning Disabilities has recently stepped in to alleviate the problem, releasing a number of time-saving resources to help you locate the best apps for your students.
To get started, the articles "Assistive Technology: 10 Tips to Help Your Child Work Around a Learning Disability" and "There's an app for that! But is it right for you?" can help you learn what to consider as you begin familiarizing yourself with the latest available technology. Then, check out the website's top mobile app picks for specific learning disabilities:
- Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties
- Apps to Help Students With Dyscalculia and Math Difficulties
- Apps to Help Students With Dysgraphia and Writing Difficulties
- Apps for Students With LD: Organization and Study
For more in-depth instruction on using technology with special needs populations, see The Ultimate Guide to Assistive Technology in Special Education.