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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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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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Dyslexia could have defined my life. It didn't.

Dyslexia could have defined my life. It didn't. | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Special ed, new in 1976, showed me how to cope with a left-right world In kindergarten, in East Texas, I did not like school. School was about learning to read and write. I could not spell "James."...
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Still striving today to put against trying to get better at something which is the hardest thing for you to do - read with your eyes and write with a pen - when we could be enabling children to learn and demonstrate there knowledge through the medium that suits them best- for me that would be advances for special needs in education.

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ASASA - Association Of Study Aids & Study Strategies Assessors

Association Of Study Aids and Study Strategies Assessors
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A great place to get information from

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C-Pen - Digital Highlighter

C-Pen - Digital Highlighter | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
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I love this pen it is so versatile and can even copy off a computer screen as well as from print.

Well worth the money and from a functional perspective it is the best one that I have ever used, so far anyway.

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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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Dyslexic Electrical Engineer Paul Clarke

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"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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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!


Via Kathleen McClaskey, Diana Petschauer
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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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Dyslexia: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment

Dyslexia: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
Dyslexia: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment Dyslexia is a learning disability which impairs a child’s ability to read and write. It’s often diagnosed after the child starts school. Dyslexia sym...
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Supplements are great to address the balance but really we need to think about over all diet. it is not all about adding in supplements but creating a diet that supply these nutrients via whole foods. Coupled

with reducing the bad foods that it is so easy to overeat and buy if we follow the marketing that is promoting products.

 

And let us not forget that specific exercise can improve the ability of the brain to take on more information which is an excellent way to improve a dyslexics ability to take on information.

 

Reducing processed food will help - I know people find it difficult to do this for their family and children but it can be done my family are testament to this. I work with clients to improve their ability or their child's ability to make learning the most efficient possible. so they spend less time but learn more faster, which is the DREAM of most dyslexic people.  The best result I have with people is the correct amount, which is dependent on the individual, of the following factors which enhances the ability to learn and most importantly their motivation to learn.

1. increase nutrient intake

2. reduce bad foods

3. implement strategic exercise for enhanced learning outcomes

4. using assistive technology to increase access to information.

5. emotional intelligence (some would argue the  most important)

6. rules of grammar and spelling

 

It is all about the individual creating an action plan that does includes address these all of  factors is vital to being able to function effectively with dyslexia. Interestingly  with the people I have worked with 1 to 5 have always showed a bigger fast more marked improvement than 6. Which is very interesting as most schools will put most of their time and finances into number 6 and neglect the 1-5.

 

 

 

 

 

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Alternative access to text for optimum learning

Alternative access to text for optimum learning | DyslexicIT | Scoop.it
I am currently on a mission to promote Bookshare which has accessible documents including audio for people who have been diagnosed with print disabilities. They are allowing FREE access for people who sign up (in the UK) before December for the year. This will allow many people to have a free taster and see if there is a better way of getting information other than reading with their eyes.I personally have used Audio for information and language development for the last 25 years it is what saved me from giving up education. Reading with my ears gave me the ability and motivation to gradu
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We need to share this message in order to reach as many as possible. 

 

What I found is school dose not allow to to work out the best way for you to learn just wants everyone to learn in the same way, which is not realistic and is not always the best way for readers who struggle with accessing text.

 

Reading with your ears can just be a better way for you with or without reading difficulties. 

 

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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.


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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.

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