Districts: Fairfax County School District (VA), Spotswood School District (NJ), Fulton County School District (GA)
View these short videos and listen to students talk about their learning struggles and how they overcame them with the help of their teachers, parents and using technology.
All of us want to be better readers, writers and thinkers! It’s never too late to improve your skills, but you need to practice and spend time learning about the ways you learn best.
Do you learn best taking notes, using technologies, listening to presented information, using your hands, looking at pictures, or a combination of these styles? Do you learn better in a quiet environment, in small groups, or with another student? Do you ask your teacher or parents for help when you need it?
Demetrius Hulseberg, a senior at Spotswood School District, NJ, created this authentic video to demonstrate his appreciation for SOLO Literacy Suite. Demetrius used SOLO in his high school to improve his reading and writing skills. Thanks for sharing this great video!
These tools guide students who need access to general curriculum materials and step-by-step guided writing instruction with audio support. Read more about Demetrius’ school district’s results using SOLO.
Mrs. Elizabeth (Betsy) Rohrbaugh, AT Specialist for Fulton County Public Schools, GA and her student Brandon, who has dyslexia and ADD, demonstrate Co:Writer, the assistive technology word prediction tool. See and hear how Brandon uses Co:Writer to overcome writing barriers such as poor spelling and sloppy handwriting.
Joey is a teen with autism. He didn’t have verbal skills until he started to use assistive technologies at his school. Hear his transformation thanks to his teacher, Mrs. Barbara Wollak and the use of Co:Writer, a word prediction writing tool.
High School senior reflects back in time on reading and writing difficulties and looks to a brighter future.
Elementary student testifies about the benefits of using technologies to strengthen reading and writing skills at Washington Press Club in a congressional hearing.
Middle School student shares feelings and successes after advocating for her unique learning style.
Elementary student shares ideas and examples of asking for technologies that will help you learn and practice the skills you need to succeed.