This presentation will provide an opportunity for us to explore strategies and support tools proven to be effective in supporting students who are struggling with the literacy requirements in primary and secondary schools. In particular, addressing the needs of students who are struggling to keep up with the reading, writing or organisational tasks required of them. These students may be struggling because of learning difficulties/disabilities. Alternatively, they could be one of the growing numbers of ESL (English as a Second Language) students in our schools.
While the need for effective remediation is paramount for all students struggling with literacy, this workshop will be focused on using the iPad as a compensatory tool for students. While at the same time as being providing with effective literacy instruction, students also need to be getting on with the business of ‘reading to earn’ - accessing the curriculum and learning content across all their subject areas, and being engaged in meaningful communication and assessment of what they have learnt. Compensatory tools are essential in the provision of accommodations and adjustments for all students, and this will be the focus for this presentation.