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Text-to-Speech, the best apps for tablets

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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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DyslexicIT's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:28 AM

Increase the accessibility of your devise.

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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Teaching Children With Dyslexia - Accommodations - Reading Horizons

Teaching Children With Dyslexia - Accommodations - Reading Horizons | Special Need Strategies | Scoop.it

"As a dyslexic specialist and someone who knows a great deal about teaching children with dyslexia, I see on a daily basis the struggles these students face in the mainstream classroom. What can be written in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) varies from state to state, and, often, dyslexia is not even addressed. Sometimes, if you approach it as a reading disability or a processing disorder, the schools may be more willing to work with you. You have the right as parents to discuss with your children's teachers certain accommodations that will help your children perform better and allow them to measure a more-accurate assessment of their knowledge and intelligence. You may take this list in to your children's schools and/or teachers and discuss with them what they would be willing to do to help your children."


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terrymc's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:23 AM

Improving the understanding of dyslexia and how technology can help, with both condition and practice.

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New free font available to help those with dyslexia

New free font available to help those with dyslexia | Special Need Strategies | Scoop.it

A new font tailored for people afflicted with dyslexia is now available for use on mobile devices, thanks to a design by Abelardo Gonzalez, a mobile app designer from New Hampshire.


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Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp

Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities | DyslexiaHelp | Special Need Strategies | Scoop.it

If you are looking for apps for the iPod, iPhone and iPad that address individuals whom have dyslexia and learning disorders this post will provide you with a list of apps that address "reading, spelling, writing, organizational/study skills, (and )increasing self-confidence in the classroom and workplace." The apps are divided into categories so you may quickly move to the area of interest. Many but not all of the apps are free. 


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Dyslexia and Assistive Technology: How I Use Text-to-Speech-Dr Beth Gatewood

Dyslexic Advantage Webinar - Dr. Gatewood's How I Use Text to Speech walks people through the different forms of text-to-speech, machine vs. human voices, resources like Bookshare, Kindle-Audible, and Learning Ally, and newer resources Prizmo and Bookscan. Beth's webinar provides practical information for parents, students, teachers, and adults with dyslexia.

 

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Julie Ann Johnson's curator insight, February 2, 2014 1:16 PM

Great insight on assistive technology and learning disabilities!

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Top tools to help your dyslexic learners

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It is Dyslexia Awareness Week and this year’s theme ‘Beyond Words’ highlights the range of difficulties people with dyslexia can face when trying to access education. 
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ADHD Parents: No-Shout, No-Tears Discipline for Kids with Attention Deficit - ADDitude

ADHD Parents: No-Shout, No-Tears Discipline for Kids with Attention Deficit - ADDitude | Special Need Strategies | Scoop.it
ADHD Parents: No-Shout, No-Tears Discipline for Kids with Attention Deficit
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Spanking is a no-no in correcting misbehavior, and it is worse for a child with ADHD.

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Olivia Gillingham's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:36 PM

An attitude to focus more on praising good behaviour, rather than punishing bad behaviour, focusing this on children with ADHD. Also some other helpful hints.

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Teachers Guide to Dyslexia

Teachers Guide to Dyslexia | Special Need Strategies | Scoop.it

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Emily ivanco's comment, March 5, 2013 7:48 PM
Dyslexia is one type of special education disability. This is an example that many students have. It is one of the most common. Dyslexia is explained in this article. It shows the disabilities and the hard things that students with this face. I will use this as an example for many students involved in special education programs.
Frances's curator insight, June 3, 2013 8:53 AM

Words, not words....but multisensory learning.

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Sir Jackie Stewart, Edinburgh Napier University Honorary Graduate

"We caught up with our latest Honorary Graduate, racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart, at our graduation ceremonies last week for a chat. Listen in to hear more about his support for dyslexic students, and how he feels about his honorary award.

If you are a student of ours who has dyslexia, come along to our packed 'Dyslexia Beyond Words' day on Monday 4 November to hear from students, staff and graduates about their experiences, and find out what support is available from the great range of exhibitors! Find out more and sign up now:https://www.facebook.com/events/24667..."


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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:13 PM

Sir Jackie Stewart speaks for so many of us out there--I heard him speak in the 1980's at a Landmark School graduation. His disarmingly soft spoken manner and generous spirit belies the hard driving, fiercely competitive  Formula One Race Car Champion. His candor about dyslexia and its impact on his life and experience and his understanding of what students might be going through as they go through school compells our attention.---Lou

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The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

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The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia

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