I4k0kvfgsquarhaqxkcq

Using Assistive Technology to Support Reading & Writing

Bridges On-line Resource

Welcome to the Bridges On-Line Resource for Parents.

The purpose of this resource is to help parents who are supporting their child in using Assistive Technology in the areas of reading and writing.



A common challenge facing many parents is how to help their children complete homework assignments, when reading and writing are such a struggle.

We know that, in order for all students to be successful, students must be able to read and write to learn about new topics in school. Often, reading is followed by writing about what they have read. Reading affects writing and writing affects reading.

It is difficult to separate reading and writing, when learning. For the purpose of this on-line resource, however, we have developed a reading module and a writing module, so that parents can understand some of the components and processes involved in each and how technology can support them.


Joan Sedita, founding partner of Keys to Literacy and author of the Keys to Literacy routines, has been talking about educATe Online courses!

See what she has to say in her blog post.

Your Instructor


Christy McDonald
Christy McDonald

Christy McDonald is an educator, assistive technology training specialist, presenter and advocate for people with special needs. After working as a teacher, in many different capacities, for seventeen years, Christy decided to pursue her passion of supporting students with learning differences, their families and teachers, in other ways.

Christy presently works as an Educational Consultant and Assistive Technology Training Specialist with Bridges Canada. It is Christy’s desire to increase meaningful participation, achievement and the well-being of all students, including those with significant disabilities.

Christy helps students and parents learn to advocate for themselves and can advise parents about how to access the information, resources and technology that are needed for their child.


Courses Included with Purchase



Using Assistive Technology to Support Reading & Writing - with Captions
Bridges On-line Resource
Christy McDonald
$79

Original Price: $79


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Get started now!