Our IDA-Oregon Student Empowerment Panel gave personal and engaging assistive technology demonstrations for over 90 guests at the June Decoding Dyslexia meeting in Portland. IDA-Oregon Board Members Shelbe Park and Michele Barnett coordinated the event, which showcased ways to organize homework, take multi-media notes, use text-to-speech and voice dictation, audiobooks, graphic organizers, and more. Students demonstrated using various devices such as the Chromebook, iPad, C-pen, phone, and Livescribe pen.
In addition to the assistive technology demonstrations, the Student Empowerment Panel provides awareness panel discussions at numerous conferences for school board directors, school administrators, teachers, and families. The students also meet regularly for team-building and socializing.
Summer is a great time for all kids to relax and rejuvenate... and it can be a great time for families and teachers to try out some new assistive technology options. Visit our website for
The students say that a trial and error approach is best... just try something and see how you like it! Finding your favorite solution is a personal choice.
We are looking for students from local Portland metro high schools to participate in a Student Dyslexia Council. Please visit our
for more information about our activities for students in 6th-12th grades.