5 Cutting-Edge EdTech Tools for Students with Learning Disabilities


EdTech has changed the game for students with learning disabilities.

Now, students who are unable to succeed with conventional education can use special tools that allow them to bypass traditional methods for inputting, processing, and learning information.

Here are 5 cutting-edge EdTech tools that can help students with LD achieve greater academic success:

#1: Speech-to-Text

There are a number of disabilities that may limit a student from inputting text, including blindness or mobility issues. Speech-to-text functionality – made popular by smartphones – can help these students complete assignments and even perform math problems.

#2: Alternative Input Devices

Touch screens, modified keyboards, and joysticks that direct a cursor through the chin, hands, or feet allow students with motor disabilities to engage with computers (and related devices). Sip and puff technology even allows students to move a cursor, click a mouse, or type, simply by inhaling and exhaling.

#3: Sensory Enhancers

Students with language delays can benefit from using sensory enhancers such as voice synthesizers for the visually impaired and amplification devices for the hearing impaired.

#4: Reading/Writing Assistance for Students with Dyslexia and/or Dysgraphia

Traditional proofreading software can pick up on common spelling mistakes and correct them. However, such software may not be helpful for students who have dyslexia or dysgraphia. Ghotit provides writing (and reading) assistance specifically to students with mild to severe dyslexia and/or dysgraphia, partially by providing advanced corrective proofreading.

#5: Learning Analytics

Learning analytics are gathered from data mining technology that tracks and processes the behavior of students as they move through an online learning experience or software. This insight can be especially helpful for monitoring the progress of students with learning disabilities.

EdTech does not only improve learning outcomes for students with LD – It can actually help students who have been conventionally challenged to increase their confidence in the classroom. These tools are just a sample of exciting new developments that are being made to help students of every ability to learn, grow, and succeed.


John Stuppy, EDUMETRIX president, helps ed-tech products & services companies grow fast, dominate their market & prepare to sell.  John is a successful global ed-tech leader. He guides, mentors & drives companies to hit aggressive business and education goals using his hands-on management experience & technology savvy in rare combination with stellar academic credentials, strategic vision and sales expertise.


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