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25 Apps for Learners with Dysgraphia & Writing Difficulties

25 Apps for Learners with Dysgraphia & Writing Difficulties | Teaching decoding to middle schoolers | Scoop.it
Apps can help students and adults who have learning disabilities like dysgraphia or dyslexia with their written expression. These are LD-friendly.

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For Title I schools, iPad apps offer an engagingly new way for struggling readers to practice skills. 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 18, 2013 12:20 PM

Darla Hatton and her daughter,  Kaila (who is dyslexic) personally researched and/or tested these 25 mobile apps in December 2012 on the iPhone and iPad. They note: "New editions may change the nature of an app, making it less LD-friendly. “New” may not mean “better” for you.. They can make the writing process a bit easier and even fun! Not every app will be a “perfect fit” for everyone who has LD, but with a little testing, you can figure out which one works best for your child or teen’s individual needs."

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:29 PM

Solid advice for those who struggle with disabilties that affect reading and writing.

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Enable Dyslexics to Read Better with Dyslexie

Enable Dyslexics to Read Better with Dyslexie | Teaching decoding to middle schoolers | Scoop.it
Could changing the font really help dyslexics? Dyslexia is a very common and serious learning disability that shows no prejudice. Intelligence, sex, race, and culture do not affect who is born dyslexic.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, October 4, 2013 10:25 PM

Intrigue possibility.

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How Now Brown Cow: Phoneme Awareness Activities | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

How Now Brown Cow: Phoneme Awareness Activities | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Teaching decoding to middle schoolers | Scoop.it
Phonemic awareness training is essential for students who are at risk for reading difficulties.

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Article by Edwin Ellis.
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Best Back to School Apps & Gadgets for Dyslexia - Fall 2013

Best Back to School Apps & Gadgets for Dyslexia - Fall 2013 | Teaching decoding to middle schoolers | Scoop.it

With the school year fast approaching (or already in full swing) here are my favorite apps and products for accessibility. Hopefully these apps and products will help make the school year successful for those needing assistive technology to support their reading and writing. This list is geared toward students with dyslexia but many of the apps and products can also benefit other students. To learn more about any of these products or apps click on the accompanying link. 


Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com, Lou Salza
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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's curator insight, September 28, 2013 11:24 PM

Great review of Ipad Apps - some of these are still 'beta', but they are cheaper than the full software and helpful for students more comfortable with Ipads than laptops.

We've been hearing great things about Voice Dream Reader - and nice to see a more affordable option for Co-Writer...although it still needs more to make it completely compatible with microsoft word documents.


Kurzweil, Learning Ally, Bookshare, Voice Dream Reader, Co:Writer, Prizmo (OCR for the Iphone, Ipad, and Itouch), Quizlet (flashcards), Inspiration Mind Maps and Livescribe Wifi Smartpen.


Full article here: http://bdmtech.blogspot.com/2013/08/back-to-school-guide-for-dyslexic.html

Lou Salza's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:57 AM

Add Read and Write Gold from TextHelp.com to this great list!--Lou

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25 Apps for Learners with Dysgraphia & Writing Difficulties

25 Apps for Learners with Dysgraphia & Writing Difficulties | Teaching decoding to middle schoolers | Scoop.it
Apps can help students and adults who have learning disabilities like dysgraphia or dyslexia with their written expression. These are LD-friendly.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
DeDe Ross's insight:

For Title I schools, iPad apps offer an engagingly new way for struggling readers to practice skills. 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 18, 2013 12:20 PM

Darla Hatton and her daughter,  Kaila (who is dyslexic) personally researched and/or tested these 25 mobile apps in December 2012 on the iPhone and iPad. They note: "New editions may change the nature of an app, making it less LD-friendly. “New” may not mean “better” for you.. They can make the writing process a bit easier and even fun! Not every app will be a “perfect fit” for everyone who has LD, but with a little testing, you can figure out which one works best for your child or teen’s individual needs."

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, August 19, 2013 7:29 PM

Solid advice for those who struggle with disabilties that affect reading and writing.

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Twin Studies of Dyslexia:word reading skill, inattention, & hyperactivity-impulsivity are highly heritable.

Twin Studies of Dyslexia:word reading skill, inattention, & hyperactivity-impulsivity are highly heritable. | Teaching decoding to middle schoolers | Scoop.it

"......Hensler and colleagues from Florida State University conducted a study of 1024 first grade twin pairs from the Florida Twin Project on Reading. In this study, all subjects in the study completed the Stanford Achievement Test-Reading subtest (SAT-10) a validated measure of reading ability.

Analyses of reading performance were compared for overall reading ability and presence of reading disorder defined by performance at the 15%tile or lower on the SAT-10. These analyses found the following contributions:

For general reading ability, 53% of the performance was due to genetic factors, 25% was due to shared environmental factors while 21% was due to unshared environmental factors
The concordance rates for reading disorder in the monozygotic twins was .58 while for the dizygotic twins it was .32 indicating a significant genetic contribution to dyslexia

As noted in the post on the epidemiology of reading disorder, understanding the overlap between reading disorder and ADHD is important. A twin study from the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center is informative for understanding the overlap in these two developmental disorders.

Erik Willcutt along with colleagues from the University of Colorado, Regis University and Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a analysis of 457 twin pairs. They conducted a study starting from six cognitive domains:
phoneme awareness (ability to hear, identify and manipulate the smallest units of sound)
verbal reasoning
working memory
inhibitory control
processing speed
naming speed

They found in their analysis confirmation of previous findings that "measures of single-word reading, inattention, and hyperactivity-impulsivity are highly heritable."

Additionally, their twin analysis found that reading disorder was linked to independent deficits in phoneme awareness, verbal reasoning and working memory. ADHD was linked independently to deficits inhibitory control, while reading disorder and ADHD shared a common deficit in processing speed....."


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29 Apps For Teachers: The Educator's Essential iPad Toolkit

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At TeachThought, we often provide lists of digital resources, and many of them are apps.

 

Apps for struggling readers. http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/50-popular-ipad-apps-for-struggling-readers-writers/

 

Apps for struggling writers. http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/41-resources-tools-and-apps-to-improve-writing-skills/

 

Apps for project-based learning. http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/10-apps-for-more-organized-project-based-learning/

 

Any while many of these apps are for students, the following list of apps from Sam Gliksman can be considered for both teachers and students, and an excellent foundation slew of apps for any 21st century teacher. From GoodReader and Slide Shark to Printopia and Air Display, all fill different niches of 21st century learning, and the many possibilities the iPad affords."


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stevecarter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:36 AM

Nice iPad Essentials

blsewb's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:07 AM

iPad Apps

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Ebook Readers Make Reading Easier For People With Dyslexia ...

Ebook Readers Make Reading Easier For People With Dyslexia ... | Teaching decoding to middle schoolers | Scoop.it
A new study performed by the Smithsonian Institute found that ebook readers like the.
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