Apps for Parents of Children With LD
All parents face a daily balancing act. And your child’s learning disability means that you’ve got even more things to keep track of—evaluations, IEP meeting dates and maybe even appointments with tutors. Luckily, many apps out there can be really helpful, both with school-related appointments and even with day-to-day family schedules. I’ve researched or tested all of these mobile apps, and I find them to be really helpful.
Note: These apps were tested on Apple products like the iPhone and iPad in December 2012. New editions may change the nature of an app, making it more or less LD-friendly. “New” may not mean “better” for you. Also, our recommendations don’t include complimentary apps that require you to buy a full version of a program.
Darla Hatton is a reading specialist. She and Kaila, her teenage daughter (who has dyslexia) have been active members of the larger LD community for years, including giving presentations at the Family Cafe's Annual Conference in Florida. They’re committed to sharing information and supporting the success of individuals with learning disabilities.