FluencyTutor for Google is a Chrome web app (works on Chromebook, PC, Mac) that allows teachers to share selected reading passages with their students. Students can hear the passages read aloud, and the text being read aloud is highlighted to help students follow along with the reading.
The Kurzweil 3000-firefly is receiving about 40 updates, including support for the OpenDyslexic font.
A beautifully written blog comparing people with dyslexia to the tough, resilient flowers that grow and bloom in the harshest of conditions.
Students - what are you passionate about? How do you find time to pursue your passions? What outlets have allowed you to learn from experts and demonstrate your proficiency? Students with dyslexia, if given the opportunity, often demonstrate spectacular talent and proficiency in an area about which they are passionate. Unfortunately, the school structure often does not allow much time for such pursuits.
For example, my high school classes do not allow me to delve as deeply into computer engineering as I would prefer. I could do it on my own, but I prefer a situation in which my work is judged by professionals so that I can better gauge my progress and mastery while learning from experts in the field. Thankfully, in the case of engineering (my passion), those outlets were available. I love computer programming and developing game levels (Skyrim, etc.), but to perform those tasks I needed a more powerful computer than what I could find on the market at a reasonable price. I designed and built a high-end computer from scratch. It was fun and I learned a great deal in the process. My computer’s performance has met, and in some instances exceeded, my expectations. Tomorrow morning my computer will be reviewed and judged by engineers. I’m looking forward to hearing their comments and suggestions and learning even more from them!
~ Scott Forsythe, age 17 and founder of the Dyslexic Kids support organization for children and teens with dyslexia
I can see why the Wright brothers (famous dyslexics) were so fascinated by flight! I had the opportunity to pilot a plane for a while recently. It was amazing!
March is National Reading Month. However, 1 in 5 children have dyslexia and struggle with reading. Help raise awareness on March 15 for the 1 in 5.
Could Facebook actually help students who have dyslexia?http://gizmodo.com/facebook-might-actually-be-good-for-your-brain-if-you-1528837450?rev=1393117235&utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
… #SomeFamousDyslexics …
… ” I’ll be on that list #soon!!! ;) ” …
The Bridging Apps website (BridgingApps.org) provides thorough reviews of apps that are designed for children who learn differently. For example, in this review of the Dyslexia Quest app, Bridging Apps provides screenshots, a video, a list of skill levels, attributes and more.
Some researchers believe that dyslexia may be caused by the brain not connecting sounds with words.
Nice list of positive characteristics typically demonstrated by people who have dyslexia.
When you feel dragged down by your struggles, remember your strengths.
Google has launched its Text-to-Speech engine as a free, standalone app on the Google Play Store!
Get it here: