Shelf Liner/Sand Trays:  For tactile and multisensory learning. Stimulates learning by accessing multiple brain pathways.  Encourages hands-on learning of the alphabet.  You can use this to have students trace letters, numbers, or words with their fingers or you can place a piece of paper over the screen and have the student practice writing words, letters, or numbers. The bumpy surface activates a different part of the brain. Have the student trace the letter with their finger while saying the letter name and then the letter sound (“a” says /a/).  For sight words, have the student name each letter as it is being traced and then say the word (“c”, “a”, “n” = “can”).  To help commit the letter or word to memory, have them repeat this process three times. Other tactile ideas include sand or rice trays, shaving cream, or playdoh.

Sandpaper Tactile Letters:  See Shelf Liner.  Promotes word building, punctuation, and spelling skills.  Develops confidence, independence muscle memory, and dexterity.  Progress to letter formation and writing first words.

Magnetic Letters:  Form words or phrases with magnetic letters.

Reading Overlays/Line Readers/Reading Rulers:  Helps students stay focused while practicing word-by-word reading.  Strengthens visual tracking, blocks distractions, helps focus and concentration.  May help dyslexic students.

Reading Filters:  Makes reading easier.  Designed to alleviate eye strain, making reading more comfortable.  Various colors help reduce visual stress.  May help dyslexic students.

Auditory Feedback Phone:  This phone-like device allows students to hear themselves clearly while speaking softly into it.  The design magnifies voices allowing them to hear their sounds and words distinctly.  This helps students build confidence in reading fluency and comprehension.  It can also reinforce auditory feedback to help students improve articulation and pronunciation.

Reading Glasses:  Strengths available 1.0, 1.5, 1.75, 2.0, 2.25, 2.50, 2.5, 2.75, 3.0.

Magnifiers:  Anti-glare, 3x page sheet magnifier provides clear images.  Reduces strain on the eyes.

CCTV (Closed Circuit Television):  Desktop magnification or video magnifier.  Vision aid allows independence through visual magnification and technology.  Magnify books, magazines, read and write letters, and much more.

Journey Into Dyslexia Movie:  Addresses misunderstandings of learning differences and demonstrates potential in dyslexic persons.

Systemic Sequential Phonics They Use:  Helps beginning readers of any age learn phonics through the Word Wall and Making Words activities. The book includes review activities, take-home word walls, reproducibles, and word lists.  Grades 1-5.

Hot Dots:  Use a talking pen to press the answer on Hot Dots cards.  Reading, spelling, homophones.

Reading for Comprehension Series:  Series focuses on one skill at a time. Every 50 card kit contains 10 cards for each reading level, 2 – 5. Each card has a reading paragraph on the front and questions on the back. Answer cards make the activities self directing and self correcting. Set of 9 skill topics. Standard Focus: predict outcomes, make inferences, draw conclusions, main idea, cause and effect, context clues.  Features a paragraph on the front and related questions on the reverse side of each card.

If you have a student with a specific need that is not listed in our lending library, please contact PANDA staff at to request the item.  We will purchase it for your program when funding allows.