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PixWriter

Use this reading software to provide word + picture support to emerging readers and writers. Pictures appear automatically as a word is written. Students can also hear the their story read aloud.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text
Math

Use this highly structured reading program to develop emerging readers. Many struggling students find reading success with a process that teaches a word, introduces its meaning, provides comprehension practice, and uses the word in the story context.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text, Language
Math
Simon S.I.O.

Use Simon Sounds It Out to learn sounds, build words, practice, discriminate and recall words. Students use a microphone and hear their words read back. Assists students in writing.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary
IDEA Disability Category: visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Literature, Reading: Informational Text, Language
Math
Read:OutLoud

Read:OutLoud 6 can help provide access to the new electronic books required in IDEA, and the included web browser makes the internet fully accessible. Read:OutLoud provides accessibility supports like text-to-speech and study tools that help you read with comprehension. Read:OutLoud 6 includes an improved accessible web browser that is now compatible on Mac and Windows. Includes support for NIMAS and DAISY files as well as one-click access to Bookshare.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Language, Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math

The ReadingPen®2 is designed specifically to help readers improve their reading skills. This fully portable scanning device helps with reading fluency and comprehension by providing immediate definitions for scanned text. Scanned text and definitions can be read aloud, allowing readers to maintain their reading flow, even when encountering unfamiliar words.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, visual impairment
English Language Arts: Language, Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math
System 44

System 44 was designed for struggling readers in Grades 3­–12. System 44 helps students understand that the English language is a finite system of 44 sounds and 26 letters that can be mastered. Teacher tools include: * Validated assessment for screening and placement * Research-based phonics instruction * Highly motivating and age-appropriate adaptive technology Reading

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math

The Read Naturally Software Edition features the same reading strategy and stories used in the Masters Edition, while taking advantage of the benefits and functionality of the computer. The Software Edition automates the placement process, assigns an appropriate reading goal, and allows you to customize the program by accelerating or skipping steps for advanced readers. It also creates detailed reports that track student progress and indicate areas that need additional coaching.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary
IDEA Disability Category: autism, emotional disturbance, major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Language, Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math
Bookshare

World's largest online accessible library of copyrighted content for people with print disabilities. Collection has over 90,000 digital books including textbooks, children's books, literature, popular books, special collections, newspapers and magazines that can be easily downloaded in DAISY or BRF formats. Membership is free for U.S. students with qualified print disabilities, and members get free reading software for PC and Mac.

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary, middle school, secondary, transition
IDEA Disability Category: multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment
Operating Systems: Macintosh, Windows (MS 98 and newer)
English Language Arts: Language, Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math

The purpose of this study was to test the effects of vocabulary instruction, using words with multiple meanings (i.e., contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction), on the vocabulary and reading comprehension of students. Over a three-month period, the treatment group received language arts instruction embedded within contextually-based multiple meaning vocabulary instruction. Students in the control group received the standard language arts instruction (non-specific treatment).

Content Area: reading
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary
IDEA Disability Category: major-other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment
English Language Arts: Language, Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math

This study focuses on the use of electronic discussion boards with elementary-aged English as a Second Language (ESL) students. The purpose of the study is to investigate students' communicative competence in a computer-mediated communication environment. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to analyze 956 messages posted by 28 ESL students to the electronic discussion board during a six-week period of time. Changes were found in children's use of language for social purposes and appropriate use of language in different social and cultural settings.

Content Area: reading, writing
Grade Level: early elementary, intermediate elementary
IDEA Disability Category: speech or language impairment
English Language Arts: Language, Reading: Foundational Skills, Reading: Informational Text, Reading: Literature
Math

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