Expert Advice

LD Software for College

LD and ADD/ADHD Expert Advice from Eileen S. Marzola, Ed.D.

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I'm looking for learning disability software for college.
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Take a look at Richard Wanderman's wonderful website on technology at http://www.ldresources.com. One of the many resources he discusses is the use of e-texts (electronic texts) available free of charge for most major books published more than 70 years ago. The link to e-texts is on the LDResources Home Page. The use of e-texts allows you to have these books read out loud to you directly from the computer. You can have access to more recent books and textbooks through the Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (http://www.rfbd.org). Richard, who is an extremely successful dyslexic himself, also recommends various tools for writing including the software Co-Writer and the portable keyboard, AlphaSmart. Both are discussed on his website.
For more than 20 years, Eileen Marzola has worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, and with their parents and teachers. She has been a regular education classroom teacher, a consultant teacher/resource teacher, an educational evaluator/diagnostician, and has also taught graduate students at the university level. Marzola is an adjunct assistant professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and Hunter College of the City University of New York. She also maintains a private practice in the evaluation and teaching of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.

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