How High Tech Assistive Technology Tools Support Students with Reading

Updated: Oct 22, 2018



Reading is a complex skill that requires motor, cognitive, language comprehension, and automaticity to be integrated and applied across subject areas! If you read our post of “Supporting Kids with Reading”, we talked a lot about a range of assistive technology tools to support the different skills involved in reading.

Let’s talk a bit more about high-tech assistive technology supports for reading. These can include visual accommodations (font changes, reduced distractions on a page, support with scanning lines of text), text-to-speech, and a multitude of text leveling tools (vocabulary supports, picture definitions, simplification of material).