AT support via Read and Write Gold continues at the TDSB

Friday, 12 September 2014

AT support via Read and Write Gold continues at the TDSB

TDSB students can continue to access the tools and strategies offered by the software program Read and Write Gold this school year. Not only is Read and Write Gold 11 is available for use in all schools, the TDSB continues to have home licensed agreements for student use for both Read and Write 11 (PC) and Read and Write 6 (Mac). (Schools and teachers visit our internal SEA website for more information.)

Read and Write provides support for students via the Universal Design of Learning model - essential for a few, good for all, as students can use tools to complete their reading, writing and research projects. Tools such as text-to-speech, word prediction, and highlighting tools are just some of the tools available for students who use Read and Write.

Variety of resources to support Read and Write Gold in schools

The A.T. team supports students and staff with the use of the software throughout the school year. We have videos on our Youtube site, and coming soon there will be Key to Learn courses - beginner and advanced Read and Write Gold training at our Terraview Learning Centre and Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre sites. Our itinerant teacher team also support junior learners through an assitive technology project using Read and Write Gold to support the EQAO process (more details to come).
Here's one of our many videos describe the use of a Read and Write Gold tools.

Our team also has created a set of curriculum-connected lessons which embed the use of  Read and Write Gold tools that can be used by teachers. Click the image to link to the lessons. You can also check out past blog entries about how Read and Write Gold has been used in some Special Education classrooms. 

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