How One Dyslexic Speed Reads

Dr. Matthew Schneps is one of the most respected scientists in the research of dyslexia. He heads up Laboratory for Visual Learning, a joint program of Harvard University and University of Massachu…


Winston S. Chen, developer of Voice Dream Reader app, shares the personal experience of how a person with dyslexia speed reads using his highlighting and text to speech in a somewhat different manner. Read Winston’s interview and explanation of how this works for this unique case. Or is it unique? Maybe it could be more typical for some dyslexics?


Voice Dream Reader is one of my favorite and highly recommended apps for reading. Winston Chen has developed this app to a level comparable to no other iOS app that supports struggling readers. 


For middle, high school and college students this is the app I recommend to access text. 


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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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2 Responses to How One Dyslexic Speed Reads

  1. kentslthub says:

    Do you know of any Mac, PC or iOS applications that spell check, grammar check and read text aloud. for some one for dyslexia?

    Also what is good for improving short term memory in those with dyslexia and asperger’s?

    • I am not sure if all of these resources reads out loud. Check on Whitesmoke app or the new Ginger app both are also PC software or online (Ginger) and have trials available. Ghotit is another similar resource for phonetic spelling challenges.
      For some, such as Whitesmoke you might need to use it with a text to speech tool.
      I would try Ginger first.


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