Using technology to deal with learning difficulties

Seminar on the topic of assistive technology to be held at the Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities on Nov. 12, 2014

How assistive technologies help children with learning disabilities succeed will be the topic of discussion at the Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities’ seminar on Nov. 12.

Andrea Prupas, co-founder of inov8 Educational Consulting, will spearhead the talk. She has been a teacher and consultant in special education for the past 16 years in Canada and the United States. The evening will focus mainly on how these tools promote success for students ages 11 and up.

“Assistive technology is technically any tool that is used to bypass the challenges associated with a disability,” Prupas said.

Classrooms are evolving to keep up with modern technology and new tools are being implemented to help children with various learning disabilities. Prupas will demonstrate different assistive technology software and apps that make it easier to access text, write, and retain information.

“For individuals with learning disabilities,” she said, “new mobile learning devices such as tablets, laptops and smartphones in schools, have increased access to the curriculum through flexible literacy and numeracy support tools. “

The event will be held Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Montreal Children’s Hospital amphitheatre, 2300 Tupper St., room D-182.

Free for members of the centre, $5 for non-members.

For more information, visit ldmontreal.ca.