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Electronic Aid for Students with Dyslexia

Bookshare is a federally funded nonprofit that offers free books in an audible format to students with dyslexia.

 

 


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Tools and tips to help students with dyslexia in the classroom.
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Petition Sign IDA's Petition on Proposed DSM-5 Criteria for Learning Disabilities


In the latest round of the proposed revisions for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) by the American Psychiatric Association, "Learning Disorder has been changed to Specific Learning Disorder and the previous types of Learning Disorder (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Disorder of Written Expression) no longer are being recommended." (See May 2012 issue of the eXaminer for further information.)

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Fulfilling a Vow to Myself: How I Overcame My Learning Disability

Fulfilling a Vow to Myself: How I Overcame My Learning Disability | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it

"Zoe Troxell-Whitman, an Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Scholarship Finalist in 2011, faced multiple challenges as a result of her learning disability (LD)."

 

A great testimonial about a successful student who learns differently. Her success includes the use of assistive technology like DragonSpeak.

 

 

 

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STEPP: The Student E-rent Pilot Project

STEPP: The Student E-rent Pilot Project | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Innovative program allows students with print-based learning disabilities to rent e-textbooks at an average of 50% off the harcover price.
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Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan

Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
App suggestions to help students with dyslexia and learning disabilities.
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Ghotit: Spell Checker for writers with dyslexia, dysgraphia

This tool responds to common difficulties with spelling and mechanics that dyslexic students often face. It's the best I've seen so far! Comes in a free version, but the paid version looks most effective.

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SnapIt - Screen Capture Software

SnapIt - Screen Capture Software | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it

Capture anything you see on your PC screen! SnapIt is convenient for bloggers who capture and crop images for ther posts, for tech writers who need to describe menus and interfaces of applications, web designers and those who work with graphics every day.

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Assistive technologies are becoming more prevalent for learning disabled

Assistive technologies are becoming more prevalent for learning disabled | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
A guide to assistive technology for the learning disabled.
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Brain Research on Dyslexia

Brain Research on Dyslexia | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it


Once mistakenly thought to be unmotivated or unintelligent, people with
dyslexia are now understood to have a brain disability that causes difficulties
with reading, writing, spelling, and speaking. 

http://www.sfn.org/skins/main/pdf/brss/brss_dyslexia.pdf


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Helping Struggling Students To Succeed - North American Press Syndicate

HealthNewsDigest.comHelping Struggling Students To SucceedNorth American Press SyndicateThese students may be at a disadvantage because of widespread learning differences such as dyslexia or because of disabilities like visual impairment.
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Are E-Readers Helpful for Dyslexia? | MindShift

Are E-Readers Helpful for Dyslexia? | MindShift | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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The Livescribe Echo Smart Pen – An FAQ

The Livescribe Echo Smart Pen – An FAQ | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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Is the iPad Good or Bad for Dyslexic Children?

Is the iPad Good or Bad for Dyslexic Children? | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
In this post we look at Apple's new iPad and ask if it will help dyslexic children to improve thier literacy skills - Read why Dyslexic Brian thinks it will...
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E x t r a S p a c i n g Improves Reading for Those With Dyslexia

E x t r a S p a c i n g Improves Reading for Those With Dyslexia | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.
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A New Way to Think about Assistive Technology

A New Way to Think about Assistive Technology | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it

A framework for thinking about assistive technology.

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Grammar and Spell Checker for Better English Communication - Ginger Software

Grammar and Spell Checker for Better English Communication - Ginger Software | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
The award-winning grammar and spell checker that corrects all types of English grammar and spelling mistakes. Start proofreading your texts now.
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Assistive Technology Blog: PaperPort Notes App for iPad: Notetaking with Dictation

Assistive Technology Blog: PaperPort Notes App for iPad: Notetaking with Dictation | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Looks like a strong note taking app for students with Dyslexia.
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I'm going to ask my son to use this to make a photo album of things around the house - but dictating rather than writing in order to improve his verbal fluency and practise descriptive writing.

 

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Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them : Gavin Reid : 9780470973738

Dyslexia: A Complete Guide for Parents and Those Who Help Them : Gavin Reid : 9780470973738 | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it

"This updated and expanded edition develops the themes and ideas found in the first edition, and contains up-to-date discussions of research and programs."

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Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Assistive Technology: Write Answers

Education Week Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook: Assistive Technology: Write Answers | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Since difficulties in writing are wide-ranging—and technology is rapidly evolving—finding the right assistive technology device can be an ordeal.
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What is it like to have dyslexia? Animations & Illustrations

This is a series of animations taken from a project aimed at helping people to find out what it is like to have dyslexia. The animations were created by illu...

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Audio Textbooks Help Students With Reading Problems Access Curriculum

Audio Textbooks Help Students With Reading Problems Access Curriculum | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Learn why there's no need for a child to choose between learning to read and reading to learn.
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RFB&D is now Learning Ally! | Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

RFB&D is now Learning Ally! | Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
About Learning Ally - Read about Learning Ally's (formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic) history of serving people with visual and learning disabilities...
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Electronic Aid for Students with Dyslexia

Bookshare is a federally funded nonprofit that offers free books in an audible format to students with dyslexia.

 

 


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'Dyslexie' Font Helps Dyslexics Read

'Dyslexie' Font Helps Dyslexics Read | Assistive Technology and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
By Jennifer Nalewicki

 

"After years of fumbling while reading the written word, Christian Boer, a graphic designer from the Netherlands, has developed a way to help tackle his dyslexia."

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