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Assistive technology for Kids with LD: An overview

If your child has a learning disability, she may benefit from assistive technology tools that play to her strengths and work around her challenges.

By Marshall Raskind, Ph.D. , Kristin Stanberry

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.

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