Computer Software and Other Assistive Technology
American Heritage Talking Dictionary - (ages - all)
The Learning Company www.learningco.com
1700 Progress Dr. (P.O.Box 100)
Hiawatha, IA 52233
200,000 word definitions; 90,000 spoken definitions; integrated thesaurus; 3000 photos & maps; advanced search
even if word is misspelled
Computer requirements: Windows 3.1/95/98 (8-16 MB RAM)
DRP BookLink - Literature and Popular Titles - (for use by teachers/parents)
Sopris West www.sopriswest.com
4093 Specialty Place, Longmont CO 80504
Gives readability levels of supplemental materials; 12,500 books including classic literature;
indexed for age-appropriateness; brief description of book contents; also categorized by
interests (e.g., science, mystery,hobbies, history, adventure, people)
Computer requirements: Windows or Macintosh (CD-ROM or 3.5" diskettes)
Earobics for Adolescents and Adults (for ages 10 to adult)
Congitive Concepts, Inc.
Franklin Speller(s) - (ages 9 - adult) (electronic)
Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc. www.franklin.com
Burlington, NJ 08016
Dictionary, spelling, thesaurus, bilingual, word games, audio abilities,
headphones capabilities & price depends on model; 'bilingual' is good for those who are taking a foreign language.
Purchase or order at office supply stores Cost: ~ $20 - 130
Language Tune-Up Kit At Home (for ages 8 to adult)
Jwor Enterprises, Inc.
Reading Strategies for Older Students (S.O.S.) (for ages 10 to adult)
Lexia Learning System, Inc.
The Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia supports efforts to provide individuals with dyslexia with appropriate instruction and to identify these individuals at an early age. The Center, however, does not endorse any specific program, speaker, product, or instructional material noting that there are a number of such which present the critical components of instruction, as defined by the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia and the National Reading Panel.
Basic Special Education Rights & IEP Planning