Reading Rainbow is an application for both Apple and Android products that makes over 500 hundred fiction and non-fiction books and supplementary videos available to your child or student. New books and videos are added every week so your child will always have a new story to tackle. The app also can provide reading recommendations based on the student’s age (2-9 years...
Read&Write’s newest addition to their collection of text-help products is an application for your iPad or Android tablet designed to help those with dyslexia or other language-learning disabilities. The app’s unique keyboard comes with countless features to help write almost anything, from emails to social media statuses to essays. The keyboard’s “Speak as...
Luz Rello PhD is using her doctoral studies and results to create applications and resources for dyslexics. She has founded, along with a team of developers, a game developing team called Cookie Cloud that hopes to continue to create games and apps for dyslexic children.Probably the most popular application created out of Rello...Read moreRead more
If your child or student is struggling with simple, or even advanced, mathematical steps then consider introducing them to the services offered by Wolfram|Alpha. Wolfram|Alpha is not only a great tool for those who struggle with math, but also for those who have difficulties in math because of dyslexia or other learning disabilities.Read more
Dear young Dyslexic,
In my last blog, I discussed some of the ways children with dyslexia deal with their stress and school failure. However in adulthood, these coping mechanisms become very destructive. Their effectiveness in the school environment cause these behaviors to become ingrained habits that can feel like safe strategies when dealing with conflicts. After all, they have worked in the past.Read more
TalkButton is a text-to-speech software application available for Mac users that can help improve both reading skills and visual attention. It is not only a great tool for dyslexics, but for anyone with reading trouble. Text from almost any browser or source can be copied into Microsoft Word and be read back to you in a variety of dialects or languages while your eyes follow along. You can even have the words highlighted by word or line as a visual aid while the text is being read to help...Read more
For some people, legibility becomes a hindrance while writing notes or copying material down with pen and paper because they might have difficulty reading or writing the words. The switch to digital typing, with clean and precise lettering, has helped many of these people. But typing on a computer can still be time consuming and frustrating for those...Read more
As we know, students with dyslexia can thrive when given the right support from their teachers and their use of technology. Throughout our website, we talk extensively about how technology is an important tool that can be used to support dyslexic students with their reading and writing. Here are a few more resources and ideas that teachers can use in the classroom:
When planning lessons, here are a few points to take into consideration to help students with dyslexia...