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Read&Write Gold: Developing Independent Learners On and Off Campus.

| Proposal No: 1918

Bios & Handouts

Speaker(s)

  • Beth Molaskey, , TextHelp Inc

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: All Levels Type of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

Demonstration of the benefits of Read&Write Gold for students struggling with Reading, Writing and Study Skills, students with Learning Disabilities and English Language Learners. Program works in student’s native working environment, on and off campus, allowing for greater independence.

Abstract

Do you want to have more use out of the assistive technology owned by your school? Trying to come up with a rationale of use to purchase new technology? We will share how some Office of Disability Services at other University’s had Read & Write Gold purchased by other departments by demonstrating how it could be used beyond just students with disabilities. Learn how this program can be utilized, including examples of how we found students using the program, and how to promote the program to students outside of a disability services office.

Kepoints

  1. Participants will learn about the different tools in Read & Write Gold.
  2. Participants will learn how Read & Write Gold can be used with different populations at a campus.
  3. Participants will learn how other universities promote the program outside of disability services

Speaker Bio(s)

Beth Molaskey

Beth is the Read&Write Gold Territory Sales Director for OK, TX, CO, AZ, UT and NM. Beth has worked in the Assistive and Educational Technology industry for over 12 years. Previously, Beth worked for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt where she sold special education curriculum software to schools districts and universities in the mid-west. Beth has a B.S. in Medical Illustration from Springfield College.

Handout(s)

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