Who’s ready for back to school? The countdown has begun to set students up for reading success this fall. Educators and parents can explore these resources and handy checklists to support emerging readers with Bookshare and assistive technology.
Tag: ebooks for dyslexia
Parent advocacy group in Ontario – the Francophone Association for Learning Disorders – provides advice and resources such as Bookshare for children with dyslexia. The founder and president share their daughters’ struggles with reading and the audiobooks that saved them.
Bookshare supports D.E.A.R. Day – a national celebration of reading on April 12 to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Want to join in but not sure what to read next? The Bookshare staff is here to help with enticing book recommendations for kids, teens, and adults to help Bookshare members spring into reading.
Not all ebooks are the same for students with special needs. Learn five reasons why accessible ebooks provide better learning support than other ebooks and digital materials.
Joe Manzella is the 9th grade Resource Room teacher at the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan, outside of Detroit. One of the ways he supports students with reading and learning challenges is by providing ebooks in alternate formats from Bookshare. Learn more about his tips for reading success in today’s blog.
In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we look back at two extraordinary Bookshare members who share their perspectives on living – and thriving – with dyslexia, a language-based learning disorder that causes difficulty with reading. Plus, we shine a light on a treasure trove of books featuring characters with learning disabilities to foster inclusion and empathy and engage young readers.
Parents can follow these steps to approve full Bookshare Individual Memberships for their children so they can read and download nearly any book.
Bookshare has a sleigh full of books for the holidays Ho-ho-holidays can be busy and hectic, but they often provide some down time to pursue fun pastimes like reading. To help get you in the mood, we’ve created some holiday Reading Lists for children, teens and adults. We encourage you to download some of your favorites for those road trips to grandma’s house, snow days, cozy bedtime reading, or any time and place you want to jump into a good book. Holiday Stories for Kids ‘Tis the season to enjoy the December holidays! Whether your family celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa,…
District has 700 Bookshare sponsors, over 1,800 student members, and has downloaded 10K+ books San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), the second largest in California, has a winning formula when it comes to serving students in special education. Their approach has evolved over the years as technology and digital educational resources have also evolved. Corey Straily, an Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist, recently shared the secrets to SDUSD’s success. The SDUSD Landscape First, some quick facts: SDUSD has 131,252 students in 226 educational facilities, 26% are English learners, 59% are eligible for free or reduced meals, and 11%, or 14,787 students,…