There are so many apps that are useful to students with dyslexia! There are text-to-speech apps like Dragon that will read text to you, in addition to built-in text-to-speech functionality on Windows, Android and Apple devices. Voxdox, for example, will allow you to snap a photo of any document in almost any language, and that document will be read to you.
There are productivity apps like Evernote and Soundnote that help you take notes, especially when connected to your Livescribe pen or iPad. Several apps help you stay organized and on schedule.
There are specially formatted dictionary apps like American Wordspeller, a phonetic dictionary that allows you to type in the word the way it sounds. Type in “fone” and it will pull up the word “phone” for you.
There are study aids like flashcard generators that allow you to created your own flashcards, and there are countless interactive books.
Below are links that discuss the multitude of apps that are helpful to students who have dyslexia. No matter what the need, there’s an app for that!
Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences -http://www.commonsensemedia.org/guide/special-needs
Best Dyslexia Apps – Middle School, High School and Beyond -http://www.mariannesunderland.com/2013/01/best-dyslexia-apps-middle-school-high-school-and-beyond/
Back to School: Best Apps for Students -http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2422483,00.asp
The 70 Best Apps For Teachers And Students -http://www.edudemic.com/70-best-apps-teachers-students/
21 best apps for college students -http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/08/bet-apps-college-students/index.htm
50 Best iPad Apps for Users with Reading Disabilities -http://www.teleread.com/education/50-best-ipad-apps-for-users-with-reading-disabilities/
40 Amazing iPad Apps for the Learning Disabled -http://disabilitynetwork.org/technology/40-amazing-ipad-apps-for-the-learning-disabled/#.UmerEvlthtA
Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties -http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/assistive-technology-education/apps-students-ld-dyslexia-reading-difficulties
Top 200 (Free) in Education for iPad -http://appshopper.com/bestsellers/education/free/?device=ipad
Oyster: Offering Unlimited Books for $9.95 a Month -http://www.wired.com/design/2013/09/is-this-netflix-of-books-the-next-big-thing-in-publishing/?mbid=social11571274
Me Books Brings Children’s Favorite Books To iPad, Lets You Be The Narrator - http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/14/me-books-brings-childrens-favorite-books-to-ipad-lets-you-be-the-narrator/
Evernote and 3M Digitize the Post-It Note -http://mashable.com/2013/09/26/evernote-post-it/
The Beginner’s Guide to Evernote -http://mashable.com/2013/07/03/evernote-beginners/
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