Inside: 10 Dyslexia Apps. Using technology as a tool to help your special needs child
For all of the issues technology presents, there is no doubt that it has also become an incredibly beneficial tool in the field of education. This is especially true when it comes to helping children with special needs. Tablets and/or iPads are transforming the way schools, and parents, work with specific learning challenges.
These dyslexia apps can be used for children or adults and are fun ways to keep learners engaged while making necessary gains.
You may even help turn a struggling reader into a book worm!
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10 Dyslexia Apps To Help Your Child
1. Ghotit Real Writer
Corrects badly spelled words, homophones, grammar, punctuation and more to assist learners with writing. Great app for dysgraphia as well, available on iTunes for $99.99.
2. Spy Sam Reading Book
Developed by a doctor to help his son with reading, this fun app uses spies, gadgets, & robots to keep young kids engaged and there are no in app purchases. FREE on iTunes.
3. Play and Learn Languages
This free flashcard app develops spelling and language skills and offers 23 different languages so it would also work for anyone desiring to learn a second language. The basic picture/word combinations are great for helping correct spelling for dyslexics. FREE for iTunes and Android
4. Alphabet Keyboard
App that utilizes an on screen keyboard featuring an upper & lower case letter and presents a color difference for vowels and consonants, on each key to help familiarize children and new readers with correct spelling. $5.32 on Android
5. Learn To Read, Write, & Spell
Great for kids and adults that struggle with reading and/or spelling, this app integrates association between symbols and sounds to walk a learner through basic alphabet skills to more advanced reading applications. FREE on iTunes and Android
6. Dyslexia Quest
Climb the mountain with the yeti through 6 different levels and collect up to 18 different yeti guides to help. There are 3 different age group levels for learners to conquer and is designed for a single player. Available on iTunes for $4.99
7. Oz Phonics
Designed to help kids with dyslexia, anyone learning English as a second language, and adults that have trouble reading, this phonics based app is useful because of the 6 different games/levels available. .99 on iTunes and Android
8. Special Words
Based on years of therapies and training, this app has shown great success with several learning abilities such as autism, Down’s Syndrome, and dyslexia. With 4 different games, increasing in difficulty, users can work at their own pace while making strides with 96 different words and word pictures. $12.99 on iTunes and Android.
9. Clicker Sentences
Develop the skills of emerging writers or a struggling writer with this app designed to help users understand sentence structure to become better writers. Learners can hear words before they write them and correct any mistakes. $30.99 on iTunes
10. Letter Reflex
This app specifically targets the most common letter mix ups: b, d, p, & q. Offering a kinesthetic approach to learning, this app is unique in appealing to various learning styles. $3.99 on iTunes
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