In 2020, students with reading barriers relied on Bookshare to deliver the books they needed to survive school shutdowns and distance learning, and Bookshare will carry them through 2021 and beyond.
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Reading is critical for learning, and for schools that have adopted a distance learning environment during the pandemic, getting printed books into students’ hands can be difficult. And, for students that have reading barriers like dyslexia, blindness, or cerebral palsy, getting books in alternative formats can be even more challenging. A recent webinar provided valuable information on digital resources that help students read and learn anytime and anywhere. Read the key takeaways and watch the webinar recording.
Distance learning is here to stay, so parents need reliable and effective online resources to help their child continue to learn and grow. Bookshare’s ebook library is a proven lifesaver that helps parents support their children with special needs and their learning, whether it takes place in school or at home.
With so much uncertainty in the school environment, one thing teachers can count on is a reliable source of ebooks for special education students. Bookshare has over 900,000 ebooks that support distance. learning anywhere and anytime.
Parents: Keep your child engaged with this fun and easy summer reading program featuring hand-picked reading lists, tips to encourage reading, and a pledge form.
Even though most aspects of summer 2020 are uncertain, the joys of summer reading are available 24/7 to all Bookshare members through the #AllInTogether Summer Read-a-thon and the 200K challenge.
Assistive technology tools and online resources like Bookshare can help students with disabilities during this time of distance learning.
Teachers can take these steps now to prepare students for summer reading and minimize the summer COVID slide.
Three students with dyslexia share how they leverage a variety of instructional delivery platforms, assistive technology solutions, and personal coping strategies to make distance learning work for them
Does your child have special needs? Does she struggle with reading? Are you wondering how you can help her during COVID-19 school closures? Here are tips and resources for keeping your child reading and learning.