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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.

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

Extract headings and turn them into pre-reading questions

The Kurzweil 3000 enables teachers to:

Speaker Profiles

Ken Elkind, MS Special Education Ken Elkind the Learning Disabilities Marketing Specialist from Kurzweil Educational Systems, part of Lernout & Hauspie Speech, promotes computer solutions for the learning disabled community. He recently completed a Masters degree in Special Education at the University of Oregon emphasizing on Secondary and Transition education. Most importantly, he has actively advocated for learning disabled individuals for years. Ken's talents, interests, and sense of social responsibility led to a true commitment to individuals of need.

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