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Online Dyslexia Simulation Is Compelling, Powerful, and Wrong – International Dyslexia Association by @cdcowen @bnpowers @lawrenceschool

Online Dyslexia Simulation Is Compelling, Powerful, and Wrong – International Dyslexia Association by @cdcowen @bnpowers @lawrenceschool | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

On March 3, an item was published on the Internet that compelled me to step forward. You may have seen it, a post claiming to simulate what it is like to read with dyslexia. I admit that I am not a fan of dyslexia simulations. At best, they seem overly simplistic. At worst, they distort. But the technical ingenuity of this recent dyslexia simulation coupled with the dynamism of the Internet makes this one compelling, powerful, and deeply troubling.
 
The post uses the text of Wikipedia’s definition of dyslexia (not one of the better ones). Its algorithm scrambles all but initial and final letters 20 times a second in randomly selected words. I hate sending any more traffic to this simulation; however, understanding exactly what it does is difficult to grasp without seeing it. Here is the URL: http://geon.github.io/programming/2016/03/03/dsxyliea

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The Livescribe Echo Smart Pen – An FAQ

The Livescribe Echo Smart Pen – An FAQ | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

A new pen with a built-in digital recorder that can record lectures, conversation, meetings, and interviews while you take hand written notes.
The pen lets you tap your notes to playback the recording
You can share your notes with friends, post them to the internet or load them on your computer, iPad or iPhone.


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Kindle Fire's Word Wise: Power Up Student Vocabulary @lawrenceschool @bnpowers @cdcowen

Kindle Fire's Word Wise: Power Up Student Vocabulary @lawrenceschool @bnpowers @cdcowen | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Word Wise, available on many popular English language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.
Lou Salza's insight:
Just got a new Kindle Fire with this great new feature: definitions and synonyms appear above challenging or unusual words and terms. This will help or dyslexic readers. The feature can be combined with Kindle Immersion reading ( simultaneous narration along with text) for a powerful aid to phonological processing and semantic access. Way cool!--Lou 
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Thank you @dyslexicadv for four minute video:Dyslexia in the workplace

Successful business people talk about how they overcame their learning challenges; how the world of work is so different from school or college; and discus...

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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's comment, April 1, 2012 10:37 AM
Thanks for sharing Lou! We love your blog!