Using Assistive Technology to Increase Literacy

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Ms. Stacy-Ann Gunter

Ms. Stacy-Ann Gunter lectures at Church Teachers’ College: Mandeville, her alma mater  where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature. She also holds a Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary’s University, Minnesota. She is a literacy specialist and has over 18 years’ experience as a classroom teacher. 

Ms. Gunter is passionate about helping students to develop the necessary literacy skills that enable them to function effectively in a globalized world. Her goal for this session is to highlight the literacy learning loss caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and to share ways in which educators and parents can use assistive technology to improve literacy. 

Abstract:

Covid-19 has changed the daily lives of students, teachers, and families. Since 2020, educators have been working online to cater to the learning needs of students. Creating a language-rich environment on Zoom and other online platforms has been difficult for teachers, and that may impact students with special needs. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight the literacy learning loss caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and to share ways in which educators and parents can use assistive technology to improve literacy. Assistive technology is technology used by individuals with disabilities to perform functions that might otherwise be difficult or impossible. 

Moderated by:

Ms. Monique Castle