5 Ways Assistive Technology Supports Science of Reading Initiatives19th December 2023 -
Our mission at Texthelp is to make sure everyone can understand and be understood. That’s why we’re thrilled to see the Science of Reading gain attention in schools and states across the country.
The Science of Reading teaches learners how to read with methods that research studies have proven to be effective, and it works. In Mississippi, for example, fourth grade reading scores have increased dramatically since 2013, when they were ranked second to last in the country. The difference? They passed legislation requiring the Science of Reading to be taught in schools.
In this blog, we’ll explore why phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency are essential to the Science of Reading. Then we'll learn how assistive technology tools support these Science of Reading components.
MTSS vs RTI: What’s the difference?18th December 2023 -
In classrooms where educators are serving diverse groups of learners with many different needs, it’s important to understand all the different ways of delivering support.
Two of these similar but different approaches are Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, and Response to Intervention, or RTI. Even though these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, these frameworks are distinct from one another in a few key ways.
In this blog, we’ll take a deeper look at MTSS and RTI, explore their similarities and differences, and learn how they can work together to create an environment designed to meet the needs of all learners.
Is your neuroinclusion strategy working for everyone?12th December 2023
(12th December 2023) - Jo Faragher, D&I Leaders
Originally published on June 16th by D&I Leaders, a global community of senior diversity, inclusion and HR professionals, this article dives into the dynamics of neuroinclusion in the workplace. D&I Leaders and Texthelp provide valuable insights into bridging the gap between perceived support and the real-life experiences of neurodivergent employees.
Stay tuned to explore effective strategies for fostering truly inclusive workplaces.
Universal Design for Learning in the classroom1st December 2023 -
Picture this: a classroom humming with engagement, where every student feels empowered to learn in their own way. By providing multiple pathways to learning, UDL caters to diverse learning preferences and needs.
Whether it's through visual aids, audio resources, hands-on activities, or interactive technology, UDL ensures that every student can access information in a way that resonates best with them.
In this blog we’ll explore what UDL is and why it is crucial in today’s educational environment. We’ll also look at how the framework helps to break down barriers in education and empowers all learners.
Raising the Bar: How to Set Real Goals for Workplace Inclusion30th November 2023 -
In recent years, more and more companies have begun pledging a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). And it’s easy to see why. Companies that embrace DEI show, 30% higher economic profit margins, 83% increases in innovation and improved talent recruitment & retention. It’s not just the ‘right thing to do’, it helps to create a competitive advantage for any business.
We’re seeing more companies prioritizing DEI for these clear and research-backed reasons. But generalized statements won’t do much to tie DEI strategies to business priorities. In today’s landscape that’s awash with different legal, political and financial challenges, pointing to the benefits of DEI and hoping it’ll incite action will do little to drive real results.
Instead, companies must make a strong business case for DEI. In this blog, we explore how to do exactly that.
7 common myths about dyslexia8th November 2023 -
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning challenges in the world. Despite being prevalent amongst adults and children, there are many myths that still surround dyslexia. These misconceptions are often rooted in outdated ideas or a lack of true understanding.
If we want to dispel stereotypes caused by these myths, we need to understand what it's really like for individuals who have dyslexia. This is also a crucial part of creating supportive and inclusive environments, in both education and the workplace.
Let's debunk seven common myths surrounding dyslexia and help pave the way for a more inclusive future.