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Study Skills and Kurzweil 3000 for Reading Disabled



Kenneth Elkind
MS Special Education,
Kurzweil Educational Systems Group,
Part of Lernout & Hauspie Speech

For students who have poor phonological and linguistic processing abilities which result in low or non-decoding skills, the reading features of the Kurzweil 3000 provide access to text that they otherwise could not decode. It is a highly successful adaptive technology aid. However, the Kurzweil 3000 is more than just a crucial aid for poor readers. Its added study skills features expand the use of this tool so that it can address a broader range of needs experienced by students with learning disabilities.


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There are a number of learning deficits which may accompany a learning disability which contribute to the need for systematic application of study skills:

The Kurzweil 3000 study skills features enable students to:

The Kurzweil 3000 enables teachers to:

In addition, the multi-sensory and interactive format of the Kurzweil 3000 is helpful for holding the attention and focus of students with attention weaknesses (ADD/ADHD).

This workshop will demonstrate how the reading and study skills features of the Kurzweil 3000 can be used with a sample textbook chapter and other reading material.

Presenter:

Ken Elkind,
MS Special Education, LD Marketing Specialist for Kurzweil Educational Systems Group, Part of Lernout & Hauspie Speech
52 Third Ave., Burlington, MA 01803, (781) 203-5031,


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