Resources for Supporting Learners with Disabilities - Digital Promise

Resources for Supporting Learners with Disabilities

This page contains a curated list of special education resources and edtech products to support learners with disabilities in a distance learning context.

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Accelerated Reader 360

Motivate, monitor, and manage students’ independent reading practice with Accelerated Reader® and watch as students develop a true love for reading. It delivers powerful insight into students’ literacy growth with real-time access to data, research-proven goal setting tools, and the “just-right practice” support to ensure the greatest growth is achieved by all.

Articulation Station

Help teach your child how to pronounce the sounds in the English language with 6 fantastic and engaging activities. Articulation practice has never been so much fun!

Autism Core Skills

Infiniteach Autism Core Skills teaches early academic, social, and communication skills that are interactive and engaging for verbal or nonverbal learners. Autism Core Skills quickly and easily customizes each lesson based on your student’s interests, attention span, and skill level.

BeeLine Reader

BeeLine Reader makes reading on-screen easier, faster, and more enjoyable. We use a simple cognitive trick — an eye-guiding color gradient — to pull your eyes from one line to the next. This technique increases reading speed and enhances focus.

Bookshare

For students with dyslexia, blindness, cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers, Bookshare is a free online library that provides access to over 800,000 ebooks in easy-to-read formats. Students can read books in audio, follow text with karaoke-style highlighting, read in braille or large font, and customize their reading experience to suit their individual learning style.

BrainPOP

BrainPOP’s animated movies, creative thinking tools, interactive quizzes, and playful assessments have made a difference for millions of students. It can be assigned by a teacher and used independently by a student. Students must have a desktop or laptop computer and internet access – low bandwidth (e.g. for email, web searching, word processing).

CAST UDL Book Builder

Use this site to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills.

Choiceworks Calendar

The Choiceworks Calendar is a powerful picture-based learning tool that helps children learn what is happening day-to-day throughout each month. By presenting the abstract concept of time in a structured, visual format, Choiceworks Calendar helps children organize their lives as well as understand sequence and time.

Classworks

Classworks provides students with an Individualized Learning Path focused on the skills and standards they are ready to learn. Each student’s learning path is automatically informed by his or her assessment data from one of our nationally-recognized partners or our NCII-validated screener.

Dexteria Dots – Get in Touch with Math

Dexteria Dots is a fun, intuitive math game that teaches the concepts of number sense, addition, subtraction, and relative size. Equally playable on iPhone or iPad, the app will appeal to kids from age 2-8.

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