Parent Resources

Helping at Home

Every parent wants to help support their child’s learning at home. Here are some easy ways for you to help build your child’s literacy in a way that is fun and interactive:

  • Read aloud to your child, every night. Get creative and use interesting tone, inflection, and character voices to make it exciting.
  • Take your child to rent audio books from your local library. Most libraries will issue a library card to children through a guardian’s account, making it really exciting for kids to use their very own card for rentals.
  • For younger children, engage in fun word play games around the house. For example, think of words that rhyme with “mop”, or think of words with the same beginning sound as “door”.
  • Students who have been identified with dyslexia have access to Learning Ally, a website which offers a robust digital audio book library.  Contact your campus Dyslexia Specialist for access.

For reading and writing accessibility:

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Available for download in the Chrome Web Store:

Read&Write for Google Chrome
Oral admin; text to speech
Clarospeak Speech-to-text
Dark Reader Dark/Night mode for readability in Chrome
Dyslexia Reader Chrome Dyslexia font to increase site readability
Learning Ally Human-narrated audiobook library
Mercury Reader Reduces distractors for online text
OneNote Online Digital notetaking program and organizational binder
OpenDyslexia Dyslexia font to increase site readability
Pearson Realize Reader E-book reader app for Pearson Textbooks
Read Aloud A text to speech voice reader
Text Help PDF Reader Supports annotations & readability using Read & Write
Visor Screen dimmer and reading aid
Voice Recognition Type with your voice
Voice Recorder Records voice and saves it as an audio MP3 file
VoiceNote II Speech-to-text
Writing Navigator Suite of tools to aid in the writing process

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