Assistive Technology in Dyslexia

assistive technology

There is a vast selection assistive technology in Dyslexia. These include PC hardware and software, as well as a number of the portable devices. These make life simpler for people with dyslexia. All of them are classified as “Assistive Technology.” The following are some examples of technology that is appropriate for individuals of all ages.

Software for speech recognition

This allows users to dictate or speak to a computer, which then converts this to text using software. This is obviously of importance to anyone who would normally struggle with spelling. Or with producing emails, reports, or other written interactions.

ClaroRead –  ClaroRead’s educational software tools help struggling readers and writers, as well as students and anybody else who wants to make writing simpler. Text-to-speech, word prediction, spell check, and other features are available in a single easy-to-use package at an inexpensive price.

Spend time assisting learners with planning, time management, and organisation (executive functioning). Apps may now turn phones and other mobile devices into personal assistants. Document homework assignments. Make to-do lists. Set Reminders.. Break down tasks into manageable portions, among other things.

C-Pen Reader, Scanmarker Air, and Ectaco C-Pen are examples of digital scanning pens.

These instruments, sometimes known as reading pens, employ optical character recognition software. The software captures text and delivers it to your computer or mobile device. Use it as a highlighter to scan written content and then digitally read or edit it. While scanning, certain pens will read the text aloud. Reading pens are especially useful for reading handwritten material that isn’t available through systems like Bookshare. They help moderate dyslexics who struggle with multisyllabic words but don’t require all text to be read out.

Timers and metronomes 

It can help kids with dyslexia who struggle with concentration and stamina. On the one hand, timers can help students focus their efforts and give incentive over a set period of time. Metronomes, on the other hand, generate a speed and rhythm for learning by repeating sounds at configurable intervals. You may, for example, choose a tempo for learning the ABCs or divide words into syllables.

Tablets, Smartphones, and Apps 

There are several hardware platforms and software programmes available to assist users. They assist with better time management and a task list. As well as working in connection with other hardware devices such as smartpens.

Programs for computer-based learning

These are developed particularly for dyslexics and can help them improve their reading, writing, touch-typing, and numeracy abilities.

Spell checkers 

Spell checkers automatically correct written messages. Smart pens write the text. The smart pens track the content being written and reconstruct the notes in digital form. The text is then uploaded via the pen to a smart phone, PC, or tablet for additional processing . Alternatively for electronic distribution. There are several types on the market, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

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