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Free app for spelling: FCJ Spelling App

Free app for spelling: FCJ Spelling App

FCJ Spelling is an app designed to help people improve their spelling with a special emphasis on dyslexia. It contains 10 exercises, customizable words, the option of a colour overlay, and a fun word card game.   The app allows teachers to monitor their students results remotely. Once all the students in a class have […]

12/09/2017 More
The daily sex (dyslexia) tips of a writer

The daily sex (dyslexia) tips of a writer

Tobias Stone was diagnosed with Dyslexia when he was 18, having failed to get into university. Thanks to his diagnosis, he was able to go on and complete a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree at two of the world’s top universities. He is currently completing his PhD, after a total of 13 years at […]

12/08/2017 More
Free, dyslexia friendly, science eLearning website totallearn.co.uk

Free, dyslexia friendly, science eLearning website totallearn.co.uk

Studying for exams is a chore for everyone, but made so much more difficult if the text is not accessible to the learner. eLearning has a role to play in helping these students to learn. The website totallearn.co.uk is developing a large number of science eLearning modules to help with study. These are made accessible […]

12/01/2017 More
Christmas calender, christmas, dyslexia, dyscalculia, worksheets, free worksheets

Our advent calender is online

Like every year we have created an advent calendar. Every day you can download a worksheet which trains concentration and perception. These are important prerequisites for good reading, writing, calculating and learning. You can find our calendar here: click. Enjoy! Here is a sneak preview:  

11/29/2017 More
How to Motivate Students to Write for a Cause

How to Motivate Students to Write for a Cause

How to Motivate Students to Write for a Cause: Getting Nondyslexic & Dyslexic Teens to Write about Health & More Loving to write as she does and knowing that helping students polish their writing skills boosts their confidence, Davis-Kyle, author of the Kindle book, How to Motivate Students to Write for a Cause: Getting Nondyslexic […]

11/05/2017 More
New Dyslexia Extension for Google Chrome to make the web easier

New Dyslexia Extension for Google Chrome to make the web easier

A new browser extension has been launched which adds a number of features to your web browser to make it easier if you have dyslexia. It takes less than 30 seconds to install and then you can customize the features you would like in the extension, it offers: * Ability to read paragraphs to you […]

06/02/2016 More
How Common Are Learning Disabilities in Children?

How Common Are Learning Disabilities in Children?

A learning disability is a lifelong neurological condition that affects the way a person receives and processes information in their brain. In addition to making it tougher to succeed in the classroom, having a learning disability can also affect your social life. There are more than 4.6 million Americans that have a learning disability, and […]

05/17/2016 More
Approaches to Dyslexia Training

Approaches to Dyslexia Training

The phenomenon of dyslexia is often referred to as a “learning disability”. However, these exceptional individuals just have different sensory perceptions due to genetic dispositions (Galaburda, LoTurco, Ramus, Fitch, & Rosen, 2006). Their different sensory perceptions cause them to view and experience our world differently, what can lead to significant accomplishments in arts, sports, and science – just not in reading and writing. Many researchers of different disciplines have dealt with this topic, mainly on how to address the reading and spelling issues that dyslexics have and how to render assistance. The approaches to research in dyslexia are as diverse as the various methods of training. What is needed is a comprehensive approach to dyslexia training that addresses all elements that cause the affected individuals’ problems to deliver faster and longer-lasting improvements.

04/07/2016 More
New App: The Sounding Out Machine

New App: The Sounding Out Machine

I remember sitting with a student some years ago, a student who has dyslexia. I was coaching her in using her index card to figure out a difficult word. She grew increasingly frustrated, and finally told me, “Mr. Cort, I’m trying to use my card, but when I look at the page it just looks […]

01/26/2016 More
Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia endorses special paperback edition of The Hypnotist

Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia endorses special paperback edition of The Hypnotist

“As a dyslexic, the typeface used in the special paperback edition of this book [OpenDyslexicAlta] assisted me with the tracking issues I have and made this a much more positive reading experience. The Hypnotist is a ‘must read,’ dyslexic or not.” Ervin Carpenter, Executive Director of WILDD When Tom Lassiter hypnotized his friend Amanda Wilcox, […]

01/21/2016 More