Mobile Device Used as a Learning Disability Intervention

Travis Applebaum, College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Boise State University


Those who do not finish college are at a significant disadvantage in today’s the job market when compared with those who do. Learning disabilities make college more difficult. Reading disability is a particularly deleterious disability because much of the college learning requires reading. It is possible to level the playing field for those with reading disabilities through the use of technology today. The DRC, Academic Technologies, and I have been identifying ways in which student success can be improved by technology using mobile devices. The Ipod Touch is one such device that when combined with appropriate coping skills can promote student success. I have been writing a blog to keep track of the apps I have found to help those who have reading and other learning disabilities.