Audio-Assisted Reading as Remediation: Beyond Assistive Technology
Presented by Bill Keeney, Ph.D., CALP
Thursday, October 26
About the Webinar
Audio-assisted reading as an accommodation provides practical benefits for struggling readers in a classroom, but evidence suggests it might also remediate a student’s own independent silent reading automaticity. This presentation seeks to explain why, how to identify who will benefit from such a program, and some of the pragmatics for implementation: a procedure and rubric for identifying candidates, practical steps toward training the students in its use, and specific advice on how to successfully move students toward independent use of these very valuable tools.
About the Presenter
Bill Keeney is English Department chair and Director of Pedagogical Research and Faculty Development at Delaware Valley Friends School in Paoli, PA, a grade 6-12 college preparatory school for students identified with learning differences. Dr. Keeney has years of experience conducting classroom research into addressing the needs of these learners, and has presented regionally, nationally and internationally, most recently for the education minister’s team in Gracias, Lempira, Honduras. He specializes in developing ways to support and remediate students who continue to struggle with literacy skills into the upper grades (4+) even after remediation, with a particular emphasis on advanced literacy skills for adolescents and young adults.
Summary for front page: Learn how students can use audio books to improve their silent reading comprehension.
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