Category Archives: Dyslexia

Top Back to School Apps for Dyslexia 2016 — Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage

It’s Back to School – Check out Dyslexic Advantage’s Top Dyslexia Apps 2016 for kids, college, tutors, and grownups. A shout-out thanks to one of our supporters, Winsor Learning for their simple to use Orton-Gillingham system. They make free reviews … Continue reading

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Dear Otto: How do I set the default font on MS Word

Thanks to Jacqui Murray for her quick answer to a question asked often about setting default fonts in MS Word. As an OT and ATP working with a variety of individuals with disabilities on the computer often requires addressing and … Continue reading

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ModMath 2.0 for Dysgraphia Available

What are the numbers, or are they letters? Is the math correct? Teachers get really good at deciphering writing and math problems like those seen above after becoming familiar with specific students number or letter formations, but it is not easy at … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Free apps, Handwriting, iOS, iPad, Learning Disability, Math, Occupational Therapy, Special education, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Voice Dream Writer – On Sale

  Voice Dream Writer app, newly debuted in the past few weeks is on sale this weekend ( 1-29-31/2015). for 7.99. A compliment to Voice Dream Reader app, Winston Chen’s Writer app provides tools for the struggling writer. Here are … Continue reading

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Late on sending your seasons greetings cards? Create an E-Card in minutes!

If you are like me, time has gotten away from me and those season greetings to friends and family are still waiting to be sent out. With two days to go I am attempting to be at least somewhat thoughtful, … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Customizable app, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Free apps, Handwriting, High School, Holiday and Special Events, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Keyboard, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Primary Grades, Spelling, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Word Prediction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Holiday Season Be Nice, Not Naughty: Use the Most Readable Low Vision Font

As scooped with Scoopit from: IPAT Blog ” This Holiday Season be Nice not Naughty, use the Most Readable Low Vision Font” It is holiday greeting card time! Tis the season to remember friends and family, whether across the street … Continue reading

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Keeble App from AssistiveWare – Another 3rd Party Keyboard Option!

The option of iOS 8 predictive keyboard and 3rd Party Keyboard apps provides additional support to writers with larger keys, more customization and word prediction integrated into the standard iOS 8 keyboard.  This brings another level of support to struggling writers … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Customizable app, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Emergent Literacy, iPad, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, School Based Interventions, Text to Speech, Word Prediction, Writing | 8 Comments

Spell Better – A Free Word Prediction App

Spell Better app is a free iPad app (upgrade for 9.99) that provides word prediction capabilities with read back /text to speech capabilities. The upgrade provides export options and additional notes. As the function of writing is to publish or share … Continue reading

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Read & Write for Google Chrome Free for Teachers

 Are you familiar with Read & Write for Google Chrome? A Premium subscription is now free for Teachers! Not familiar with it? Here is an overview of what features are available in the Google Chrome app: How to get your free Google … Continue reading

Posted in Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Free apps, Google, Google Chrome, Google Docs, High School, Language Arts, Learning Disability, Middle School, PDF Management, Post secondary, Productivity apps, Text to Speech, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Word Prediction, Writing | 4 Comments

Claro PDF App – Free for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013

Annotation apps are many, however finding an app that provide tools for inserting text along with text to speech are few. The developers at Claro Apps provides annotation tools along with text to speech capabilities in their ClaroPDF app for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013. Currently free (5.99; … Continue reading

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