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 Volume 11, Issue 1 (January 2024), Pages: 109-114


 Original Research Paper

Enhancing reading and writing skills of students with learning disabilities through assistive technology: A literature review (2013-2023)


 Fahad Enad Alanazi *, Waleed Fathi Abdulkarim Abdulkader


 Faculty of Science and Arts, Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia

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This study explores how assistive technology can help students with learning difficulties improve their reading and writing. It reviews research on the use of assistive technology in primary schools, focusing on reading and writing achievements. We searched six databases with specific criteria and chose studies that matched for further examination. Our findings indicate that students using assistive technology showed notable improvements in reading and writing. Nonetheless, the extent of these improvements varied greatly among the studies. This variation indicates that multiple factors, like the kind of technology used, the amount of support given, and how long the technology is used, can affect how helpful assistive technology is. More research is needed to understand these factors fully and to create and test technologies that are suited to various environments. Despite these variations, the results of our review point towards assistive technology being a beneficial tool for enhancing the reading and writing abilities of students with learning disabilities.

 © 2023 The Authors. Published by IASE.

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 Assistive technology, Learning disabilities, Reading skills, Writing skills, Intervention effectiveness

 Article history

 Received 30 August 2023, Received in revised form 23 December 2023, Accepted 30 December 2023


The authors extend their appreciation to the Deanship of Scientific Research at Northern Border University, Arar, KSA, for funding this research work through the project number "NBU-FFR-2024-2117-01."

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 Conflict of interest: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article.


 Alanazi FE and Abdulkader WFA (2024). Enhancing reading and writing skills of students with learning disabilities through assistive technology: A literature review (2013-2023). International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 11(1): 109-114

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