88 Assistive Technology Tools for Struggling Learners

Posted by Erica Warren on

Making sense of the complex weave of assistive technology devices and applications for struggling learners can be a confusing and frustrating chore.
This blog talks about 15 different types of assistive technology that can benefit struggling learners with links to my favorite tools. For a more comprehensive discussion of these technologies CLICK HERE.
A happy students using her computer and assistive technology tools

Comprehensive Technologies:

Planning, Time Management, and Organization:

iStudies Pro - Free/$ -
Strict Workflow  - Free -
Microsoft Todo - Free/$ -

Executive Functioning Coaching

Text to Speech:

NaturalReaders - Free/$

Speech to Text:

Mac Dictation - Free  
TalkTyper - Free

Audio Recorders:

Smartpen - $ -
NoteTalker - $ -
Teaching Writing Skills

Timers and Metronomes:

Stopwatch and Timer - Free Reading Guides and Color Overlays:

Kinesthetic Desks, Chairs, and Tools:

White Noise/Noise Cancelling:

Calculators and Step by Step Math Instruction:

Calcbot - Free
ModMath - Free
PhotoMath - Free


Evernote - $ -
Super Note - Free/$

Graphic Organizers:

Mind Meister - Free/$
XMind - Free/$

Writing Assistance:

Word Prediction, Spell Checks, and Grammar Checks:

Grammarly - Free/$
iWordQ- $
VeritySpell - Free
WordQ - $

OCR/Scanners - for Text-to-Speech:

Google Docs - Free
Office Lens (Mobile/ Free) - Free
Online OCR - Free/$
Prizmo - $
Language Learning:
Duolingo - Free
Memrise - Free

I hope you found this quick summary with links helpful. For a more comprehensive discussion of these technologies CLICK HERE

Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren

Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses.

· Blog: https://learningspecialistmaterials.blogspot.com/
· YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/warrenerica1
· Podcast: https://GoDyslexia.com/

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