Tech Tools for Dyslexia
There are many apps, websites, and other technological tools available to help both children and adults improve their reading, writing, and spelling skills. Here are just a few of the best iPad/iPhone apps that are especially good for children who are struggling with dyslexia.
- A1 Spelling - Helps struggling spellers learn the correct spelling of common words by voicing the words aloud, using repetition, and accompanying the words with pictures.
- abc PocketPhonics - Aimed at kids 3-6, this app teaches letter sounds, letter writing, and first words.
- ACT Spell - Developed specifically for special needs learners, this app helps develop the motor, visual, and neurological skills that relate to reading.
- American Wordspeller - A dictionary allowing users to find word spellings and meanings by searching phonetically, i.e. "kwik" will find "quick."
- Blio - An e-reader with special features to help struggling readers make sense of words.
- Bob Books - Phonics-based interactive games help kids make connections between letters and sounds.
- Dyslexic Like Me - An interactive children's book featuring multi-sensory learning techniques to help overcome dyslexia.
- iWriteWords - Helps children learn to write their letters. Named by The Washington Post as one of the best apps for special needs kids.
- Sound Literacy - Designed by teachers, this customizable app teaches phonemic awareness and aligns with the Orton-Gillingham curriculum.
And when you're not on a mobile device, openWeb is a free dyslexia-friendly web browser featuring the easy-to-read OpenDyslexic font, less contrast between colors to prevent glare, and bolder symbols to help better detect sentences.
For a more extensive list of helpful apps and other tech tools, follow the links listed in Additional Resources.
- 50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities
Descriptions and links to 50 helpful tech tools, broken down by category of focus, from edudemic.
- Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
Descriptions and links to 75 helpful apps for struggling readers from the University of Michigan