Technology for Dyslexics

“The Committee on Technology Integration for Students with Dyslexia was challenged with developing a plan for integrating technology into the classroom to help accommodate students with dyslexia.” ~Texas Education Code 38.0031, added by Senate Bill 866.

There is a growing interest and development of technology for dyslexic students.  I am personally very excited about this shift towards greater awareness of Dyslexia in education here in Texas.  Here are a few of the top apps and websites I recommend:

*All of these apps can be found in the App Store or Google Play Store*

5 top apps to for Dyslexic Students

1. Pen Ultimate – must have for me!  Links with Evernote.

2. Popplet – for organizing ideas, mapping.  It’s like and electronic graphic organizer or web.

3. Bluster – homophones, prefixes, and suffixes

4. Shake-a-Phrase – grammar for older students (4-8 grds)

5. ToonTastic – a must have for your 3-D learner! Great way for a student to create animated information for projects, re-tell a story, create a book report, make an animated review for a test, and tons more ideas.

The best Websites to use with dyslexic students:

http://abcya.com

readingrockets.org

dyslexia.yale.edu

dyslexiahelp.umich.edu

interdys.org

learningally.org

bookshare.org

ncld.org

slatebox.com

What are ways you implement technology in the classroom for the dyslexic child?

Please comment below,  I would love to hear all your ideas!

~sherri