How Apps can Support Dyslexic Children

I was delighted to speak on 27th September to parents and teachers at the Richmond Dyslexia Association on the topic ‘How Apps can Support Dyslexic Children’.


As a dyslexic myself this is a subject close to my heart. To those who attended, I hope it was valuable and I have included the slides below for you to view/download. The links within the slides (e.g. to the apps) should all be clickable. I have removed the videos due to their size (and I don’t own the rights to the Nessy video). You can try the Oxford Learning Solutions one for yourself on their website. Following some of the questions at the end I’ve added:

  • SpellingCity as a spelling app recommendation
  • Speech-to-text options within the Note-taking section
  • Information/links about Text-to-speech options for reading email
  • A link to show in more detail how to turn VoiceOver on and off (and corrected the original mistake in my slide)
  • More information on other accessibility features built into Apple and Android devices

Click the link below to download:

Slides: Apps for Children with Dyslexia

Download (PDF, 11.71MB)

Please do use the comments area below to add your own suggestions of good apps, experiences with these (or other things that help) and questions.

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