Assistive Technology

Speld Qld offers Assistive Technology (AT) advice to schools, teachers, organisations, parents, parent groups and individuals.


What is Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology (AT) is the hardware and software used by a student with Learning Differences which enables them to achieve their potential and beyond.   


Who benefits from Assistive Technology?

Assistive Technology (AT) benefits individuals with Learning Differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, memory difficulties, language disorders and auditory processing disorder.  AT lightens the load for students with Learning Differences and those who support them.


What are examples of the various types of Assistive Technology?

  • Text-to-speech
  • Phonetic Text-Prediction
  • Voice  Recording
  • Speech Recognition


How can Assistive Technology be accessed?

AT Hardware

  • iPads and Tablets
  • Kindles and eBook Readers
  • Digital Voice recorders
  • Reading Pens
  • Recording pens

AT  Settings, Software,  Apps and Programs 

  • Simple changes can be made to the settings of iPads, tablets andsome PCs that greatly improve the learning experience of those with Learning Differences.
  • Many Apps are now available that have been designed to assist those with Learning Differences.
  • Specific programs have been created for PCs which assist those with Learning Differences.
  • Those with Learning Differences often benefit greatly from the use of audio books and e-books.


How can Speld Qld help me with AT?

Speld Qld is committed to ensuring that Queenslanders who experience learning differences have access to information and training in relation to assistive technology.   Knowing how to maximise assistive features of a device and how to utilise assistive tools often lightens the load and improves outcomes for those who experience learning differences.  Speld Qld has offered iPad consultations for several years now and we are now pleased to announce that we are now able to offer similar consultation sessions for PCs and laptop users.    

One hour face-to-face AT Consults are available for $99.00. A $50.00 deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance paid on the day.  This service is available to financial Members only.





AT Professional Development and Parent Information Sessions : Suitable for larger groups. Sessions are individually tailored to meet client needs.  Sessions may be held at your school, workplace or at the Speld QLD office.

For more details view the flyer here


Other Assistive Technology resources 


Assistive Technology Support     Useful Quality Apps



How can I find out more?

Call our Advisory Line on 07 3391 7900 to speak to an Education Advisor or an Assistive Technology Advisor or make a booking by completing the AT Consult Enquiry Form and emailing it to: