iPhones and Reading
Nashua-- Dyslexia is the most common type of specific reading disability, estimated to affect 10-15% of the total population according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In the classroom, assistive technology can help to advance student literacy, foster independence, and give students access to educational materials.
Returning to the Nashua Community College Lecture Series on Thursday, April 6th at 6pm, the New Hampshire chapter of the International Dyslexia Association will demonstrate how common electronics such as iPads and iPhones become assistive technology devices through the implementation of iOS and Google Chrome apps.
Speakers include Diana Petschauer, an Assistive Technology Professional certified by the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, and Kelsey Hall, a certified Teacher of the Deaf, a Speech-Language Pathologist, and a certified Assistive Technology and Augmentative and Alternative Communication Specialist. Hall is also a certified Orton-Gillingham trainer and reading specialist.
Participants will learn how to choose appropriate accommodations and develop IEP goals. Live demonstrations of innovative assistive technologies, literacy strategies, and lesson planning will be provided. Three hours of professional development credit (IMSLEC) is available through the NHIDA for educators.
The program runs from 6-9pm in the Gregg Hall auditorium.