Produced in October 2018, this is the 7th version of iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia / Reading and Writing Difficulties on the CALL Scotland web site.
The ‘Wheel of Apps’ is not comprehensive, but attempts to identify relevant, useful apps and to categorise them according to difficulties faced by people with dyslexia. Note that some apps address a range of difficulties. To save space, we have not placed individual apps into multiple categories, but have listed them under a single category that is particularly relevant to the app. Links on the electronic version are ‘clickable’ and will take you to the iTunes UK site, where you can find out more about the individual Apps.
British Dyslexia Action, BDA –
Part of their role is to raise the profile of the use of ICT in schools to support dyslexic learners. They have recently put together an ICT supplement to complement the existing Dyslexia Friendly School’s pack.
ICT is recognised as a key tool to help dyslexic learners in the classroom in both learning and teaching experiences, as well as accessing or recording written information.
When ICT is used effectively, many of the barriers to and differences in learning, can be reduced or overcome. These may include reading, writing, spelling, accessing the curriculum, learning vocabulary, improving phonic skills and assisting planning, recording and presenting information. This may be a result of using appropriate speech supported software, selected hardware, or specific programs to support and improve memory skills, planning and organisation, including Maths.
Click on the link below:
Evidence Based Interventions
Most children learn to read and write satisfactorily first time through home support and/or high-quality classroom teaching, but what of those children who haven’t?
How are they to be helped? This book reviews intervention schemes that have been devised to help struggling readers and writers, and is intended to inform schools’ and other providers’ choices among such schemes.
The book addresses the following questions:
What intervention schemes are there which have been used in the UK in an attempt to boost the reading, spelling or overall writing attainment of lower-achieving pupils between the ages of 5 and 18, and have been quantitatively evaluated here?
What are those schemes like, and how effective are they?
Click on the link to find out – What-Works for Children with Literacy Difficulties Fifth Edition – Gregg Brookes