Apps For Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
I reached out recently to Dr. Joanne Pierson over at the fantastic U Michigan DyslexiaHelp website about our app and am thrilled to say that she replied that they’d be happy to add it to their catalogue of apps for dyslexia and learning disabilities. The catalogue is a great collection of “tips and ideas, activities, materials, website links, and other resources for dyslexics“. Their fabulous web strategist, Serena Sabuda, just sent me the link to the listing:
and the great news that they’re blasting it all over social. It’s listed under two topics, Reading and Phonics, and for the age groups Middle School, High School, College and Adult.
In case you’re not familiar with this excellent website, let me share a short excerpt from their Welcome page:
DyslexiaHelp is designed to help you understand and learn about dyslexia and language disability…Our goal is to help individuals with dyslexia, as well as parents, employers, and professionals of all kinds who have the privilege to work with dyslexics gain new understandings about dyslexia and language disability, including current research findings and how to design intervention contexts based on best practices.
Important Questions Answered Expertly
In addition to the Tools resource, there’s a section where Dr. Pierson answers questions of importance to parents and educators of dyslexics. Some recent posts we’re delighted to see are:
- Off to the Right Start! Direct, Explicit, and Systematic Instruction (couldn’t agree more!)
- Testing For Dyslexia in Adults
- Mother wonders if it is too late for a diagnosis at 17 (spoiler alert: it’s never too late)
- Book and Audiobook Recommendations For 19-Year-Old
Plug For a Beloved Free Audiobook Website
The last of those posts reminds me that I wanted to point readers towards the completely free Librivox.org for public domain books read by volunteers. Free audiobooks of the classic and many if not most of the readers are excellent! Did I mention it’s free?
Let me again say how thrilled the TAP team is that DyslexiaHelp is helping connect dyslexics with the tools and ideas to support them and that our digital decodable novel app is now one of those tools.