Assistive Technology for Kids with Learning Disabilities: An Overview | Reading Rockets

On this page:

  • What is assistive technology for LD?
  • What types of learning problems does assistive technology address?
  • What kinds of assistive technology tools are available?
  • Your child’s profile
  • Other technology tools for learning

Assistive technology (AT) is available to help individuals with many types of disabilities — from cognitive problems to physical impairment. This article will focus specifically on AT for individuals with learning disabilities (LD).

The use of technology to enhance learning is an effective approach for many children. Additionally, students with LD often experience greater success when they are allowed to use their abilities (strengths) to work around their disabilities (challenges). AT tools combine the best of both of these practices.

This article will introduce parents to the role of AT in helping their children with LD. The better informed you are about AT, the greater the chances your child will experience success in school, in recreation and, eventually, at work. You will also want to learn how to choose AT tools that are reliable (opens in a new window) and to select technology that is tailored to your child’s individual needs, abilities, and experience (opens in a new window).

What is assistive technology for LD?

AT for kids with LD is defined as any device, [...]

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