RSSCategory: Dyslexia

Free app for spelling: FCJ Spelling App

12/09/2017 | By More
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 […]

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The daily sex (dyslexia) tips of a writer

12/08/2017 | By More
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 […]

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

12/01/2017 | By More
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 […]

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How to Motivate Students to Write for a Cause

11/05/2017 | By More
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 […]

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New Dyslexia Extension for Google Chrome to make the web easier

06/02/2016 | By More
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 […]

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How Common Are Learning Disabilities in Children?

05/17/2016 | By More
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 […]

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New App: The Sounding Out Machine

01/26/2016 | By More
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 […]

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

01/21/2016 | By More
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, […]

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New app “Echo Word” reads text back to you

01/20/2016 | By More
New app “Echo Word” reads text back to you

Echo Word was made by someone with dyslexia to help with day to day life, and would like to help all dyslexic and non dyslexic alike, in a world with words. Hello, my name is Paul and I struggled with dyslexia for years, so I made this app for myself, but had friends tell me […]

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British singer/songwriter Jonathan Taylor wins Akademia Music Award for 9/11 memorial song

12/16/2015 | By More
British singer/songwriter Jonathan Taylor wins Akademia Music Award for 9/11 memorial song

Jonathan Taylor, known as ‘Odd Jonathan’ due to his profound dyslexia and learning difficulties has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Folk Song December 2015’ by top record industry executives of the Akademia Awards, Los Angeles, with the comment that judges considered it to be: “Odd Jonathan, despite the name, offers one of the most lucid […]

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