Race to Read
Many students with disabilities exhibit problems with reading fluency, text comprehension skills, vocabulary learning, and abstract reasoning from text presentations (Scruggs & Mastropieri, 1993). According to the article “Emerging Reading and Writing Strategies Using Technology, “The number of Websites available for literacy instruction is increasing daily. The potential for teachers and parents to find and use electronic text-based materials for literacy instruction has evolved (Jeffs & Castelani, 1999)”. Struggling readers need more than just books. They need a structured reading programs that apply research-based principles to keep them on track and maximize results. These students need multiple ways of accessing the same information. Special Needs Students will use handheld technology devices with reading resources to improve individual reading skills while in a resource room setting. As a Special Needs Teacher, I believe my students would benefit from one-to-one availability of a technology device during their resource time to access the programs and apps that would improve their reading skills.