What are the best resources for dyslexics?

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    #1Easy Spelling Aid

    Easy Spelling Aid
    Easy Spelling Aid empowers you to independently spell words and phrases. A simple spelling app that has the potential to be a powerful teaching and learning tool and recommended by teachers for use individually or in a classroom setting.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $3.99

    Daniel Gonzales
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "I find it hard to review this as it leads to a paid app that i can't use. However, based on the reviews, the descriptions and the screenshots, it looks like it might be a worthwhile resource to help me translate and understand words due to my Dyslexia. It seems it would be really useful for finding the spelling. I would be interested in trying a free version, but i'm not sure i could pay up front without using it. The APP is pricey as well. "
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    #2Mystery Word Town

    Mystery Word Town
    In this app, kids solve Wild West mysteries and catch outlaws by spelling words correctly. Mystery Word Town gives visual and audio hints when kids miss letters. There are three skill levels available, plus an option to create custom word lists.
    Games

    Android, iOS

    $2.99

    Ronald Matthews
    Written on March 31, 2017
    "I suffer from a lamentable malady, which, erstwhile deprived me of the pleasure of the written word. While before I could only peruse an inscrutable tangle of unintelligible symbols, this app has given me the skills and resources to adequately decipher complex speech and language patterns. I use it daily, and the benefits from its acumen are exponential. A world of misery has been dismantled with this wholesome application. I highly recommend it."
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    #36 School Tools That Can Help Kids With Learning and Attention Issues

    6 School Tools That Can Help Kids With Learning and Attention Issues
    Your child's teacher may be using innovative tools in class, tools that you're not even aware of! Here are six apps, websites and approaches experts use to help kids with learning and attention issues.
    Websites

    Free

    Paul Kelly
    Written on May 5, 2017
    "A good resource for those who have kids struggling with dyslexia. It can be really challenging overcoming it or even knowing where to start, but this website gives you info on some of the most useful programs and websites out there to help with this condition. Just a really good starting point if like me, you know someone in your life who's trying to overcome dyslexia and trying to do better at school, schools which often don't understand the condition well enough. Any little bit of extra info helps, and this website provides a lot of it."
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    #4Sight Words List

    Sight Words List

    Sight Words List is an app that offers you free and printable materials are designed to promote learning in the classroom and also at home. They have recently introduced a great new curriculum for teaching Phonemic Awareness (also called Pre-Phonics) to children.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Paul Riley
    Written on February 2, 2017
    "We used this app for my little one that is struggling with reading. The doctor suspects she might be dyslexic and suggested we try some word and reading memory training to help identify the root of the problem. She enjoys using this app seems to be slowly making a little bit of improvement with some of the words that have been causing her issues. We'll have to wait and see what the doctor says at her next visit. I highly suggest at least giving this app a try."
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    #5Accessing Books - A Guide for Dyslexic Adults

    Accessing Books - A Guide for Dyslexic Adults
    'Accessing Books- A Guide for Dyslexic Adults' is a free resource which explores various options that dyslexics can use to succeed with books, provides tips, ideas and information, and is written by a dyslexic adult.
    Websites

    Free

    Miguel Ángel Carbajal
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "As someone who has struggled with dyslexia their entire life, I have really benefited from reading about resources that can present workable alternatives to problems that dyslexics encounter often. I found that the guide helped to identify the types of learning styles that I do best with and that way I could avoid those styles that I don't excel at. It also helped give me some insight into dyslexia itself and how to address it in other areas of my life. I would recommend this guide to anyone!"
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    #6Reading Strategies for dyslexic adults

    Reading Strategies for dyslexic adults
    The reading strategies will help you to develop a deeper understanding of how you take in written information. It will really make you feel like you've beaten dyslexia when you realise you can improve your reading ability.
    Websites

    Free

    Johnny Flores
    Written on June 29, 2017
    "Not only can this help you beat dyslexia, you can use it to help your children, students, etc. There are so many neat tips and tricks that you are certain to be successful. The program can be tailored to the individual's specific need's so there is no wasted time or efforts. Helps you focus on what the specific issue is an attacks that need. A definite break through in reading improvement."
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    #7Implementing UDL (Universal Design for Learning) at schools

    Implementing UDL (Universal Design for Learning) at schools
    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a way of teaching that addresses students' unique learning needs. To get an idea of how schools can implement UDL, watch this video, courtesy of founding partner the Center for Applied Special Technology.
    Videos

    Free

    Juan Young
    Written on March 20, 2017
    "Implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a youtube video that covers the the basics of what UDL is and does. It's a broad overview of what is provided for special needs students which incidentally covers dyslexia as well. It's only 3 minutes long as has quite a bit of information in it."
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    #8Books for Kids | How to Choose a Book

    Books for Kids | How to Choose a Book
    There are thousands of books for kids out there. So how do you find the right book for your child? Hear from reading specialist Elizabeth Babbin about the five finger method for finding the right book for your child's reading level.
    Videos

    Free

    Sean Keller
    Written on March 29, 2017
    "Here is a short video on how to choose books for kids that struggle with reading . The video is done by a teacher that specializes in kids with special needs. Her video will give a few hints on finding your kid's next book. It's free and it's short!"
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    #9Overcoming Dyslexia, Finding Passion

    Overcoming Dyslexia, Finding Passion
    When Piper was in first grade, she was diagnosed with a learning disability. Today, Piper has a strong presence in the CEHS community. She juggles painting, ceramics, and drawing with her involvement in student council and her part-time jobs working in a furniture store and babysitting.
    Videos

    Free

    Ajay Patil
    Written on February 25, 2017
    "Dyslexia is such a hard condition to deal with on a daily basis. I found this TED talk to be extremely beneficial in helping with the negative feelings about being a dyslexic and the hints/tips have been really helpful in my daily life."
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    #10What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley

    What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley
    Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.
    Videos

    Free

    Billy Coleman
    Written on March 11, 2017
    "I was researching the topic of dyslexia, so I decided to check out this video lesson from Kelli Sandman-Hurley on YouTube. I like how the information was laid out, and the examples they used made the topic easier to understand."
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    #11Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers

    Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers

    Bob Books Set 1: Beginning Readers is great for teaching letter sounds. With four letters in the first story, children can read a whole book. Consistent new sounds are added gradually until readers have read books with all letters of the alphabet (except Q). Short vowels and three-letter words in simple sentences make Bob Books Set 1 a fun confidence builder.  

    Books

    Check price

    Bryan Barnes
    Written on September 20, 2017
    "As my children are growing up and since they have dyslexia it's been hard finding books they like, The love Bob Books and i would recommend them anytime!"
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    #12Learning Ally

    Learning Ally

    Learning Ally is a platform which helps students with print-related disabilities like blindness, dyslexia or learning difficulties to improve their lives. It has several helping programs, a provider directory to find specialists and apps for Android and iOS with human-read audiobooks for free.

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Joshua Peters
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "It is a great program that helps kids with disabilities attain higher potentials with enhanced technologies. It is convenient and easy to use for both major platforms, Android and iOS. And best of all it is free! It helps kids and saves money, the best of both world!"
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    #13International Dyslexia Association

    International Dyslexia Association

    The International Dyslexia Association is a useful platform both for professionals and people who suffer from dyslexia. In its website you can find information about dyslexia, workshops and conferences for professional and a provider directory to find a specialist near you.

    Websites

    Tyler Harper
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "International Dyslexia Association is great for anyone who suffers from dyslexia. Keeps you in the know."
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    #14David Methods

    David Methods

    David Methods is a suite of programs to treat dyslexia, autism and related problems. In its website you can find resources to know more about this issues, as well as a provider directory to find a specialist which fits your needs near you.

    Websites

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