Free Training Series Available for Literacy Support Software for Students with Special Needs

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Atomic Learning and Texthelp Inc.  have partnered to offer free training tutorials on Read&Write GOLD from Texthelp.

Read&Write GOLD is literacy support software for those with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, struggling readers and writers, or English Language Learners. The customizable toolbar is designed for use by individuals of all ages to provide the reading and writing support tools they need from within common applications (e.g. Word, Pages, Internet Explorer, Safari, Adobe Reader) at school, home, work, and even the Cloud.

“The free series walks learners through all of the features found on the Read&Write GOLD toolbar, including features for reading, writing and self-editing, study skills, and research.,” said Jon Blissenbach, Atomic Learning’s VP of Product Business Development, “Our partnership with Texthelp allows us to offer this comprehensive training collection for learners with special needs.”

Videos are available for both the PC and Mac versions of Read&Write GOLD.  Each online training collection includes 20 2-3 minute videos for each of the features of this powerful assistive technology software, giving learners with special needs the opportunity to achieve and succeed in their learning goals. Lori Odagiri, and educator from the Puyallup School District in Washington states:

"My student absolutely loves Read&Write GOLD.  It has opened a whole new world to him and his self-confidence has soared. I love the formats it reads, and that Read&Write GOLD is not in a proprietary format...much more user friendly.  The video tours are the best, and very helpful to reference."

To access the free PC training series, go to: http://www.atomiclearning.com/rwg10pc . For the Mac series, go to: http://www.atomiclearning.com/rwg5mac

About Atomic Learning 
Through a partnership with Atomic Learning, schools can provide teachers, staff, students, and parents with Atomic Learning’s professional development resources that focus on tech integration. The Atomic Learning suite of products is designed to provide a comprehensive framework to bring technology and curriculum together, through targeted solutions for specific initiatives, such as mobile or Common Core. To learn more about Atomic Learning’s solution, visit www.atomiclearning.com/k12.

About Texthelp
Texthelp is at the forefront of developing literacy software to help support and improve the lives of people who have difficulty reading and writing. The company’s goal is to provide technology that enables all learners, from children to adults, to read, write, study, and communicate with ease and independence. Texthelp's products include: Read&Write GOLD, Web Apps, Fluency Tutor, Lexiflow, and SpeechStream. For more information, visit www.texthelp.com.