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Livescribe :: Never Miss A Word

Livescribe :: Never Miss A Word | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Livescribe paper-based computing platform includes a smartpen, dot paper and software applications that changes the way people capture, use and share audio and visual information with pen and paper.
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Dyslexia: E-readers 'more effective'

Dyslexia: E-readers 'more effective' | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Short lines of text increase reading speed and comprehension in some readers with dyslexia, research suggests.
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Many of the dyslexic students that I come across find this to be the case and this can be a great tool to personalise the look of your text to suit your needs.

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Strengthening Self-Image in Dyslexic Students

Strengthening Self-Image in Dyslexic Students | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it

Psychologist Michael Ryan and his tips for strengthening self image: recognizing MIND strengths, identifying passions and interests, and encouragement.



Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com
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After years at school feeling failure every hour of every day - building self-esteem is vital.

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Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, May 17, 2013 1:33 PM

This is good information. Finding a way to connect with your child's interests can sometimes be challenging...but it's essential. Praising just enough and using the right words for the moment is an art form.

Angela C. Dowd's comment, May 17, 2013 1:34 PM
Thanks...this puts a lot into perspective.
Hayley Groff's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:45 PM

Very true! 

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How hearing skills could be key to treating dyslexia

How hearing skills could be key to treating dyslexia | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
A study of children’s brainwaves found a link between auditory problems and reading skills
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I have certainly had success in improving reading by teaching listening skills and getting my dyslexic students to use auditory input as a stimulus to increase their understanding of words in context and vocabulary skills.

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Eide Neurolearning Blog: Speed Reading in Adult Dyslexics

Eide Neurolearning Blog: Speed Reading in Adult Dyslexics | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
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I am interested to find out if this ability to speed read is related to a specific dyslexic profile.

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Teach Speed Reading to Children with Dyslexia or ADD and See the Results

Teach Speed Reading to Children with Dyslexia or ADD and See the Results | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Surprisingly, teaching advanced reading techniques to children with ADD or Dyslexia may be a more effective teaching method than teaching them the traditional methods of reading.
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Although seen as a breakthrough discovery there are a number of pieces of research which backs the use of speed reading. 

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What's the link between speed and reading in children with dyslexia?

What's the link between speed and reading in children with dyslexia? | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Researchers debate whether dyslexia stems from a breakdown in the brain's ability to process fast-paced information or from a language-specific deficit.
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As a dyslexic I have always wanted to be able to successfully speed read. here is one of the latest debates.

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The big list of 100 tools, tips and tricks to work more efficiently online - The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business.

The big list of 100 tools, tips and tricks to work more efficiently online - The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business. | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
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Cathy Booth's curator insight, March 18, 2013 3:18 PM

Wow - what a fantastic list.  I look forward to studying it some more!

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Text-to-Speech, the best apps for tablets

Text-to-Speech, the best apps for tablets | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Many eBook Readers have or not the Text-to-speech (TTS) feature, but clearly it is pre-installed in the eReader and can not be changed.
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Increase the accessibility of your devise.

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terrymc's curator insight, September 24, 2013 9:04 AM

Hopefully the increase in access to e-text will support learners who benefit from text to speech. See also http://www.jisctechdis.ac.uk/techdis/technologymatters/texttospeech

 

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6 Surprising Bad Practices That Hurt Dyslexic Users - UX Movement

6 Surprising Bad Practices That Hurt Dyslexic Users - UX Movement | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Web accessibility doesn't only extend to color blind users, but dyslexic users too. Dyslexia is a learning disability that impairs a person's fluency or accuracy in being able to read, write, and spell .
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Good blog on good practice for producting text for dyslexic and students with visual disabilities.

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Inclusive technologies for reading

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Really looking forward to sharing the last years work with the world and helping reach as many print disabled students to meet their potential and achieve the GCSE they want just by using alternate formats that match their learning needs.

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NR Special - My Dyslexic Mind

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Find out what dyslexia is and how it affects the brain in Newsround's special programme 'My Dyslexic Mind'.
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Good explanation which may make sense for  children

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Cathy Booth's curator insight, March 18, 2013 3:26 PM

Aimed at children about my son's age (10)

 

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ExamTime Home | Changing the way you learn.

ExamTime Home | Changing the way you learn. | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Transform your learning potential Improve your study with our specially designed software. Sign up now. It's Free!
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The Inclusive Class: Information Podcasts for anyone involved with SEN students

The Inclusive Class: Information Podcasts for anyone involved with SEN students | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
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Lots to chose from- keep in mind that these are American and the laws are different in Britian, but some good information here.

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Dyslexia linked to slower processing of sounds in the brain

Dyslexia linked to slower processing of sounds in the brain | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
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Here again the findings that show a relationship between sound processing and reading.  Could auditory training and listening to audio assist to fill the gap and help dyslexic people establish a link between sounds and letters?

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Training the Brain to Hear (Phonological Awareness) in Childhood Dyslexia

Training the Brain to Hear (Phonological Awareness) in Childhood Dyslexia | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it

Now a classic study showing how auditory training helps the brain to hear similar sounds like rhyming words.

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Interesting I agree with  the idea of auditory training and I have worked on these skills with my students and this has increased their ability to address there difficulties through use of audio.

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Speed Reading Learning Disabilities ADD Dyslexia

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As my research has highlighted- Lack of training in aspect of special need means many teacher are unaware of techniques that may be useful to students with reading difficulties.

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Adults with dyslexia improve when pushed to read faster

Adults with dyslexia improve when pushed to read faster | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Success of program challenges commonly accepted slow-down approaches.
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This is an interesting result.

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6 Simple Ways to Accelerate your Learning with Mind Mapping

6 Simple Ways to Accelerate your Learning with Mind Mapping | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Learning to learn remains a powerful and necessary skill in every field of activity.  In addition to this skill, imagine that your learning can be accelerated, your mind challenged and your efficiency improved.
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Career Tips from Dyslexic Adults


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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's comment, February 28, 2013 2:13 AM
Hit the magnifying glass to enlarge to read the article. It's also here: http://bit.ly/YZcsMQ Professor Rosalie Fink will be coming to our conference!
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Dyslexic Electrical Engineer Paul Clarke

Dyslexic Electrical Engineer Paul Clarke | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it

"For me I was able to rotate images in my head and look at drawings and describe what could not be seen or how it would look form a different angle. I also found i could memorize chucks of maps, drawings etc in a almost photographic type way..."


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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's curator insight, January 26, 2013 12:14 AM

"I now find Dyslexia a gift. I do not think I could come up with design ideas and play around with stuff in my head if I was not like this. I now talk around with large chunks of circuits and software in my head that I can think over, try ideas and work stuff out. It’s like having a 3D whiteboard in my head. I still need pen and paper but in a funny way I like being dyslexic. I can get by with the reading and writing and getting my words mixed up, however I think I've come out better off in my career because of the way my head is wired up...." - PJ Clarke


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Laura Dyslexic Jackson-Cavalleri's comment, January 26, 2013 11:07 AM
Dyslexia -The Business

By Laura Cavalleri

I have recently been posting harsh felt comments about the public schools teachers' role in not being able to teach to dyslexic students, which is unfair,

I would like to Propose our current usage and Commodity of Dyslexics and Dyslexia.

In higher education the study of dyslexia and dyslexics has provided it own Unique field of study for over fifty years now and is still growing strongly. The business and usage of grants funding to continue studying this difference in brain usage has those in the field jobs for life, (I don't mind them studying dyslexics just let those study's really help the whole population of dyslexics now).

In society as we know it there are good guys and bad guys and we need Protection from bad guys. Well Who will be our most Recognizable bad guys? Answer: Our public schools' Drop Outs. This is a fact, Prisons are built based on this Equation, and the whole business of police, courts, judges, Correctional facilities, transportation and health care for these individuals is all tied up in a dyslexic student dropping out of public school. And these students do so because they were ashamed and not understood by their teachers and worst not helped by their teachers who weren't taught how to teach Dyslexic Students in teachers college, ( now there's where we can add new business growth). Dyslexics can be great leaders, and people will follow them, like Rex Ryan head Coach of the NY Jets or George Washington Father of our nation by popular vote, to the best and greatest Entrepreneur and Businessmen and women in the world, or a public school drop out turned gang leader on the streets of Chicago.

To the idea that only some Dyslexics are Privileged enough to be enrolled into Private Schools for just only dyslexics with all the Wealths and benefits that only private schools can afford and Indulge is a business and a Segregation of the haves and have nots. Why is it that many of these Private establishments that have been in Existence of a couple of decades have only been Exclusively for the few that can and not for all Dyslexics?

I am not Bashing the teachers but I am asking for their help, for it will be because of their support and love to teach and not to be failures themselves as teachers; but to learn as our teachers how to teach dyslexics; that it is with the greatest of hope and the strongest of pleas I ask that Teachers support Dyslexics students, support yourselves and help help change the society statement that for Decades that has been The Business of Dyslexia. My grandfather, my mother, me and now my son are all dyslexic, my mother was in the NYC public school system in 1950, and I in the 1970's and now my dyslexic son in public school in 2010, and still there is no real awareness of dyslexia.
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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators

19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it

At the following list you will find 19 Free Text to Speech tools that your students' will appreciate. Some of them you have to install and some you will install on your browser. The most awesome about these tools is that are FREE!


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Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 4:31 AM
The link does't work!
Lee Hall's comment, August 23, 2013 9:15 AM
I don't know why that one doesn't work anymore try this link: http://elearningindustry.com/19-free-text-to-speech-tools-educators-tts-teachers
Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 5:38 PM
Now it works, thanks!
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Textivate

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This is a great site for creating all sorts of online cloze text of missing words and sentence ordering activities. It's great for sentence and grammar work, as well as using text about topics from across the curriculum. Register for free to create text activities to share and embed.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular


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Carol Thomson's curator insight, January 24, 2013 2:34 PM

always on the lookout for literacy stuff

 

Cathy Booth's curator insight, March 18, 2013 4:00 PM

This looks good for learning as you can paste any text into it and it willand it will provide you with output in a range of different formats - eg. as continuous letters that need separating into words, memory games, flash cards, hangman etc.

Régine Ballonad-Berthois's curator insight, October 18, 4:55 PM

Un grand nombre d'activités que l'on peut créer en ligne, mais également imprimer. Un outil à connaître pour les professeurs de langue.