Are you in need of an app that provides:
- Text to speech
- Word prediction
- Word highlighting
- File management
- Dyslexie font (a specialized font for dyslexics)
AppWriter may be your answer!
AppWriter US for iPad (19.99) is a text editing app that has multiple features for individuals with learning disabilities.
Word prediction tools provides word completion and word prediction that is context based and alphabetically presented. The word prediction word bank allows reading the word aloud before selecting the word for insertion.
Text to speech features offers three different voices (only female) which can read the word or sentences when word processing or reading text. Screen reading within the app is also a choice. One drawback, reported by Chiara, a user, was the reading speed setting were limited with the highest rate reportedly slow.
File management allow you to save within the app, email, copy, or share with Dropbox or Google Docs.
The app uses a font called Dyslexie making it easier for people with dyslexia to distinguish individual letters and reducing the number of reading errors.
AppWriter US provides a writing environment with word prediction support and a basic text reader when documents are copied and pasted into the app. Easy to navigate, save and import and export documents for use within the app, this is a multi-purpose app for struggling readers and writer on the iPad. When used on an iPad 3 the combination of voice recognition available in the standard keyboard, word prediction and text to speech provides some great supports.
This app is well designed and features tools that support struggling readers and writer on the iPad. This app is definitely in my OT iTool Kit!