A new method of reading with ebook reader

New Wave of Reading with Ebook Reader

Could there be any other way to read the latest and greatest Spanish stories than the traditional bounded paper book? From grade school to college, textbooks and story books have taken over the bookshelves. But, the new book age of electronic readers or e-book readers is quickly conquering the once hardcover and other periodicals market.

If you consider that in the last few years, electronic devices have revolutionized the way we obtain information. With the launch of the electronic book reader or e-book reader in 2007, more and more people are getting used to electronic devices. Reading favorite stories, news, or magazines with a small device that fits right into the palm of your hand is easy and convenient.

Can we say that there are better ways to read? Can we say that we can learn more with electronic devices? Can we say that eBook readers can improve literacy skills?

Advantages of Ebook Reader

Perhaps, studies are not conclusive enough to prove that electronic devices can help a student with learning disabilities. But with more than a dozen applications listed at the Autism Speaks organization to help children with autism, speaks for itself. Numerous reports have started to promote that electronic devices have helped many children in developing better social interaction, communication, reading and language skills.

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eReaders make remarkable educational tools.

The notion of children with autism to point to a figure on a screen is more appealing than just recognizing letters and figures on flash cards. But more studies need to be done to fully understand the reasons this method of learning is more apt for children with autism.

Electronic devices have already helped countless children and adults with learning disabilities. Many of these devices have helped the blind and deaf to communicate better and to be better understood.

Alternatives to Language Learning

Language barriers don’t have to be a burden when there’s technology to make communication better. The blind can now use electronic devices to better communicate their needs and wants. And they don’t just rely on the Braille language system.

The deaf can now use electronic devices to supplement their already learned sign language. There are countless and more advanced electronic devices for the deaf-blind.

You can learn more at the National Federation of the Blind or American Association of the Deaf-Blind.

Do you know anyone with a learning disability that has benefited from electronic devices?

Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

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