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Let Me Learn | Dyslexia Teaching Resources | SEN Resources | Dyslexia Teaching Materials | Educational Resources | Primary Teaching Resources | Dyslexia Teaching

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Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

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Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech translation.

Via Lou Salza
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Especially also read Lou Salza's comments on assistive technology for dyslexics.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 28, 2013 1:32 PM

I use Read and Write Gold on my lap top --and we have integrated its use into our curriculum at Lawrence Upper School.  I find I can read with sustained attention, and increased stamina when I combine eye-reading and ear- reading. I also use the Kindle Text to Speech feature at the fastest setting. I am trying out the new Audible.com Whispersync and I have noticed on the Anroid version I can jump the speed of the reader to 3X default.

I suggest we make the reading apps and aids available to all readers--and especially to anyone challenged by print. Even dyslexics who have achieved 50%ile reading skills in school, do so at a higher cost than non dyslexics.  We all  experience a 'lift' when the drag of phonological processing is removed and we are able to listen and learn, read, listen, understand and enjoy!


 Thanks to the folks at NCLD for the infomation regarding several different ear-reading devices and apps. Happy Spring Break!--Lou 



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"Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Fortunately, there are many mobile apps that can help. While we’ve reviewed all of the following ones, and they work well for my daughter who has dyslexia, we also know that “one size (or app) does not fit all.” You may need to do additional research before finding the app that provides the best “fit” for your child." 

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Audio Notetaker - audio based note-taking software

Audio Notetaker - audio based note-taking software | DyslexiaResources | Scoop.it
Audio Notetaker offers a brand new way of taking notes for meetings, lectures and interviews! Take comprehensive notes without needing to write stuff down.

 

At the BETT 2012 show one piece of software stood out to me above the rest. This was because this one piece of software was able to address so many of the difficulties that dyslexic students experience when note taking during their lectures and meetings. Many dyslexic students currently use a digital recorder to help with note taking, however many users of this technology have reported that it can often take several hours to review a one-hour lecture and that it can be difficult to navigate or organise these notes as they have no way of annotating the recorded audio. All of these factors put the dyslexic students at a disadvantage in comparison with other students. Audio Notetaker is an audio-based PC software program designed for easy note taking and is the first piece of software I have seen that comes close to readdressing the balance.
Audio Notetaker allows the student to create notes from a lecture recording by presenting spoken phrases visually as bars which can then be organised, annotated and edited. Audio can be used from any source, including a digital recorder, but the best way of using the software is by recording straight into it using a laptop. These visual bars can be organised into sections which correspond to specific PowerPoint or PDF slides, and these bars and sections can then be highlighted in a number of different colours. These colours could signify something important, different speakers or key points of the topic relevant to revision, an essay or a dissertation. Unlike other methods of listening to audio recordings, this allows the student to navigate, annotate and organise the notes with minimal time and effort as well as offering the opportunity for the student to add their own voice notes or typed notes to the recording of the lecture.


However, students may find parts of their lecture that they do not need to keep. Audio Notetaker gives them the option of selecting the relevant phrase bars and deleting them, therefore allowing them to keep the critical information whilst reducing the amount of audio in the file. The ‘extract colours’ function affords the students the opportunity of pulling out the important parts into a new file, reducing the lecture notes to an audio track which contains only the key points of that topic. This can be especially useful for revision, essays or dissertations without having to trawl through the whole lecture.


For many dyslexic students organising their notes can be very difficult with many students reporting that they have spent extensive time and effort trying to find notes that they have made either in lectures or meetings or as research for assessment tasks. Audio Notetaker allows a student to tag the notes with keywords and meta-data to make them easy to find again in the future. Students can also search for key words within their slides and notes, almost eliminating the need for structured organisation completely.
Dyslexic students often have difficulty with working memory and audio processing speed and this makes it difficult for students to sit and concentrate for long periods of time. Audio Notetaker relieves some of these difficulties, as the student is able to sit back and focus on the content of the lecture without having to worry about taking notes. However, this application has more to offer than just taking notes in a lecture. It could be used by teachers to produce an accessible format for a lecture which could be placed on a virtual learning platform, or become part of an online course. It could also assist the students in making their own notes from imported audio files of documents which need to be read as part of their course, created by other packages such as Claro read or Text Help. These could then be annotated with colour or further written notes.
Audio Notetaker is very powerful software that allows users to add visual representations of notes to their own audio or written notes. All of which can be tagged with keywords and meta-data so that they can instantly find information, as well as having the ability to edit and add to these files at any time in the future. This goes beyond the capabilities of using a digital recorder in isolation. After using both of these technologies I have no doubt that Audio Notetaker is a superior product in terms of time management and accessibility for the dyslexic student.

 

For more information please visit www.sonocent.com.


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I wonder how this would work for a 10 year old dyslexic.  It is his habit to repeatedly watch recordings of TV programs eg. Top Gear .  If this is because he wants to 'look up' some of the information in it then maybe this software's ability to help you index and annotate audio would be beneficial.

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Barrington Stoke - Publishing fantastic books for dyslexic and struggling readers

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Publishing fantastic books for dyslexic and struggling readers
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Online bookshop showing reading and interest age for each book.

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Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan

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Dyslexia and the Brain: What Does Current Research Tell Us? | LD Topics | LD OnLine

Dyslexia and the Brain: What Does Current Research Tell Us? | LD Topics | LD OnLine | DyslexiaResources | Scoop.it
The identification of a child with dyslexia is a difficult process, but there are ways that parents and teachers can learn more about the reading difficulty and support the child's learning
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Dating from 2007, a summary of research about dyslexia.  I need to study this long article.

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TY! @JamieCar83 for 20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers

TY! @JamieCar83 for 20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers | DyslexiaResources | Scoop.it
Let's lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis and see just what is behind each one.

Via Susan Bainbridge, Lou Salza
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nicolaperry's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:08 AM

Useful list

Lou Salza's curator insight, March 6, 2013 9:20 AM

Adam Heckler writes:

" The worst part about it is that the technology world moves so fast and changes so rapidly that the jargon and slang is extremely hard to keep up with, even for people who try to pay close attention.

So today I thought I’d bring you a mini-encyclopedia or mini-dictionary of sorts, where I’ll lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis. I’ll do my best to explain them as well, so you can at least sound knowledgeable if you are, say, stuck in a conversation with someone who knows a lot about technology. Here we go!..."

Cathy Booth's comment, March 26, 2013 9:18 AM
Useful for learning terminology for how technology is being used in education.
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Products for Dyslexics and Special Educational Needs | The Dyslexia Shop

Products for Dyslexics and Special Educational Needs | The Dyslexia Shop | DyslexiaResources | Scoop.it
The Dyslexia Shop sells thousands of products relating to dyslexia and special educational needs, including teaching aids, specialist software, books, audio and video, electronic aids, stationary and much much more...
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PyxWise Software Inc.

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As a mum of a newly assessed dyslexic, I have recently become aware of the need for phonomic awareness.  This app provides attractive user-friendly spelling tuition that seems to do a good job of it   However with minimal entertainment value, will I be able to motivate my son to work his way through it?  Also not sure what level to start him on.

 

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About Our Directors * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

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Founders ot the Yale center for dyslexia and creativity.  Authoritative experts.

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Let Me Learn | Dyslexia Teaching Resources | SEN Resources | Dyslexia Teaching Materials | Educational Resources | Primary Teaching Resources | Dyslexia Teaching

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