Computer Software and Other Assistive Technology

Please Note: The Center does not endorse any specific program, speaker, product, or instructional material. (See bottom for full disclaimer.)

American Heritage Talking Dictionary - (ages - all)
The Learning Company
1700 Progress Dr. (P.O.Box 100)
Hiawatha, IA 52233
200,000 word definitions; 90,000 spoken definitions; integrated thesaurus; 3000 photos & maps; advanced search
even if word is misspelled
Cost: $19
Computer requirements: Windows 3.1/95/98 (8-16 MB RAM)

DRP BookLink - Literature and Popular Titles - (for use by teachers/parents)
Sopris West
4093 Specialty Place, Longmont CO 80504
Phone: 1-800-547-6747
Gives readability levels of supplemental materials; 12,500 books including classic literature;
indexed for age-appropriateness; brief description of book contents; also categorized by
interests (e.g., science, mystery,hobbies, history, adventure, people)
Cost: $99
Computer requirements: Windows or Macintosh (CD-ROM or 3.5" diskettes)

Earobics for Adolescents and Adults (for ages 10 to adult)
Congitive Concepts, Inc.

Franklin Speller(s) - (ages 9 - adult) (electronic)
Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc.
Burlington, NJ 08016
Phone: 1-800-266-5626
Dictionary, spelling, thesaurus, bilingual, word games, audio abilities,
headphones capabilities & price depends on model; 'bilingual' is good for those who are taking a foreign language.
Purchase or order at office supply stores Cost: ~ $20 - 130

Language Tune-Up Kit At Home (for ages 8 to adult)
Jwor Enterprises, Inc.

Reading Strategies for Older Students (S.O.S.) (for ages 10 to adult)
Lexia Learning System, Inc.

The Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia supports efforts to provide individuals with dyslexia with appropriate instruction and to identify these individuals at an early age. The Center, however, does not endorse any specific program, speaker, product, or instructional material noting that there are a number of such which present the critical components of instruction, as defined by the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia and the National Reading Panel.

Important Events

February 25, 2017
Integrating Free or Inexpensive Technology in Grades 4 - 12 
Educators  Parents

March 18, 2017
Fluency: Reading Fast or Reading Well

March 31, 2017
Hone Your Skills: Planning and Providing Skills Based Instruction
April 22, 2017
Special Education Basic Rights - STEP (no registration fee)