Computer Software and Other Assistive Technology

Please Note: 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.

Additional Recommendations and Guides
This assistive technology and computer software can be helpful for developing computer skills, for enhancing
Internet usage and instruction, for improving dictionary/encyclopedia skills, for aids in report writing and spelling, for accessing lists of grade-level books.

Computer Words to Know
A list of common words when using a computer or various software programs, which would be helpful to know (decoding, word recognition) and to understand the meaning (vocabulary).

Educational / Entertainment Software

Instructional Software
This software is for instructional purposes only, for assistance with and supplementation of specific instruction, and for remediation of target problem areas in developing pre-reading and reading/writing/spelling skills.

Important Events

Dec 10, 2016
Dyslexia Success Series

Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers

Dec 12 - 16, 2016
Structured Literacy Instruction: The Shelton Academic Reading Approach (SARA)


Jan 28, 2017
The MTSU Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program announces the 
5th Annual MTSU Literacy Research Conference