The University of Iowa

Assistive Technology Consultation for Families

Assistive Technology Coordinator Karah Kluck with a tablet computer

Iowa Reading Research Center Assistive Technology Coordinator Karah Kluck.

Due to the precautions being taken by the University of Iowa in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the IRRC is suspending the scheduling of assistive technology consultation appointments through mid-August.

Please note that you are still welcome to fill out our appointment request form (see below). However, we do not yet know when we would be able to schedule an appointment.

We are monitoring the situation and will update this page as soon as we are able to schedule appointments again. We appreciate your patience and understanding!

As part of our mission to help all students improve their reading and writing skills, we offer free assistive technology consultation for families of children with dyslexia and other reading disabilities.

Let us know your interest in a one-on-one assistive technology consultation appointment with our assistive technology coordinator in Iowa City on the University of Iowa campus.

Appointment Interest Form

How Can Assistive Technology Help My Child?

Assistive technology includes devices, software, or equipment purposefully chosen to help children with reading disabilities complete academic and everyday tasks. Assistive technology facilitates students’ full participation in academic instruction and allows them to demonstrate their learning in equitable ways.

What We Offer

Families are encouraged to bring their child who has a reading disability to the appointment. However, this is not required, and families may participate without their child as well.

At the appointment at the Iowa Reading Research Center offices on the University of Iowa campus, families will meet with one of our assistive technology coordinators. The appointment will be tailored to meet the needs of the family.

Appointment Components

Device Check Out

Depending on availability, the assistive technology devices are available following the consultation appointment to check out for a short period of time for trying out in the home. We want to help families feel comfortable with a particular piece of assistive technology prior to purchasing it for themselves.


Contact us at or fill out our form to let us know you are interested in an appointment.