Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities through eLearning

a Guide to Accommodations for Parents/Caregivers

eLearning brings a new set of challenges for parents and students

As the COVID pandemic closes school doors and sends students home for “eLearning,” a large portion of the support falls to parents—parents who are balancing their own work and family responsibilities. School staff may be unable to help modify and provide accommodations in the same way as they could in person. So, how can parents support their child with learning disabilities? One essential ingredient includes technology-based accommodations that help students read assignments with comprehension and write with more clarity. 

Here you’ll find answers to questions about what accommodations are, why they are important, and how they can help your child at home.

Accommodations that help

Parents are a child’s first teacher…you read to them, helped them learn to tie their shoes, and now you’ve been asked to support them as they navigate eLearning. You want to help your child learn more independently, but they still need support. The good news is that technology can help bridge the gap—through accommodations.

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Writing Accommodations

What are they? Why are they important? How can my child use them?

Writing accommodations can help students who have writing challenges like dysgraphia. They help support spelling and grammar challenges, slow writing speeds, language barriers, and mechanical difficulties they may have getting words onto the page.

Co:Writer can provide:

  1. Voice typing (speech recognition)
  2. Word prediction (for spelling, grammar, and physical typing challenges)
  3. Language and translation

Co:Writer puts all of these together in one simple browser extension—available wherever students write. If they can think it, they can write it.

Learn more about Co:Writer
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Reading Accommodations

What are they? Why are they important? How can my child use them?

Reading accommodations help students access the essential information they need in every subject, from assignments and worksheets, to quizzes and directions.

Snap&Read can:

  1. Read materials aloud
  2. Modify text to make it easier to read
  3. Provide note-taking supports
  4. Remove distractions
  5. Translate text
  6. Provide reading guides 

With Snap&Read your child can comprehend whatever they read wherever they read it.

Learn more about Snap&Read
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Training Your Child/How to Help Your Child

Our Learning Academy is a free self-guided learning platform for students and teachers. Student-led video modules walk through Co:Writer and Snap&Read. Three sections break the learning down for the most beginner to advanced user.

These videos are great resources for parents to use to become familiar with using Co:Writer and Snap&Read, too!

Start your journey in 4 easy steps
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Leading Learning at Home

In over 3,200 school districts, Snap&Read and Co:Writer are helping schools not miss a beat.


FAQs

You can access a free trial of Snap&Read by going here and completing the form.

You can access a free trial of Co:Writer by going here and completing the form.