Asst. Technology: Specific Learning Dis.
Assistive technology has provided many excellent tools for students who require accommodation for specific learning disabilities (SLD). This hands-on course will provide the learner with an overview of specific learning disabilities and current compensatory and remedial software, including 'scan and read' educational system software, voice-to-text, text readers, word prediction software, idea mapping, word processor capabilities, and a variety of other software that assists the student in the writing process and in organizing information. The role of peripherals such as headsets, microphones (USB and sound card), scanners and speakers will be discussed, as will electronic texts and selection of appropriate software.