Dyslexia and Technological Resources

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17 Νοε 2013 (πριν από 3 χρόνια και 9 μήνες)

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Testimonial


I
have had reading comprehension
problems all my life. I
worked through

some

of my reading problems through
dogged determination

and a great love
for

literature.

Despite my success I still
felt
resigned to a life filled with
limitations
.



Th
en one day in 1980

while I was trying
to finish up college for the 3
rd

time
.

I
signed up for a course in computer
programming and
my life was never the
same.


I found mysel
f engaged in
learning

in a way I had nev
er experienced before.
From that day on my
computer became
my best friend and
my life’s
work
.

I
finished up college and went on to get a
Masters in Computer Science.



Vicki Gold




















To Learn More
,

Visit





Resource for Teachers
http:
//www.dyslexia
-
teacher.com/




Article on Browser Customization
http://e
-
bility.com/articles/dyslexia.shtml




Resources
for college students
http://www.dyslexia
-
college.com/computer.html




Inspiration


Visual Thinking
http://www.inspiration.com




Great Educational Software
http://www.tomsnyder.com/











D
yslexia

and
Technological
Resourc
es
























What is Dyslexia?


Dyslexia
is
a
type of
learning
disorder
.
It

affects

ones

ability to map letters to the
sound of the spoken language.




What can be done?


Strategies
should
include
a variety of
techniques

such as




H
ighlightin
g

Text and Font and Color
control





Visualization and Graphic O
rganizers





Spoken Voice

and Voice Recognition
T
echnologies




Grammar and Spelling
Checking




Integrated Dictionary and Thesaurus
capabilities




Assistive Technologies Help
s

Everyone


Dyslexic
s do not have the monopoly on
grammar and spelling e
rrors. Everyone
benefits from
spell and grammar checkers.





For
Teacher
s



You can
now
get
certified

in
Teaching Children with Dyslexia
through
www.dyselxia
-
certificate.com
.




Universal Design for Learning is a
new approach from the CAST
organization that uses Multimedia
Technology to create versatile and
flexible curricula for all students.
CAST
is
a non
-
profit research and
development organization
dedicated to the use of technology

to foster full accessibility to

education
.



Customizing your browser is one of
the best and easiest ways to
improve the web experience for
viewer
s

with Dyslexia.

The W
orld
Wide Web Consortium

has
developed the

W3C
Web Content
Accessibility

Guidelines.



Soliloquy Learning uses Speech
Recognition Technology to help children
learn to read.

In addition to,
Voice
Recognition Software from Dragon
Systems.



Last but not least
is
Concept
Mapping
.
Concept Mapping is a way
to explore knowledge gathering and
sharing through graphical
representation.
Inspiration

is

a
great
visual
learning
tool
for
educators to integrate into
their
curriculum
.


For Students

and Parents



Kidspiratio
n

is a tool for K
-
5 learners. It
provides an easy way to apply the
principles of visual learning. Students
build graphic organizers by combining
pictures, text and spoken words to
represent thoughts and information.



LDOnline

contains s
trategies
for g
rade
9
to 12
D
yslexic students such as
d
iscussions on how kids
with Dyslexia
can best manage their time.



There are many technology based
reading initiatives such as
Reading
Rockets

geared to help

young readers



The Web

site Dyslexia at College

informs college

students on what
Hardware and Software tools and
packages are available. There are links
on where to find support for student
suffering from Dyslexic Anxiety along
with a new Dyslexia College Discussion
Forum.