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

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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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