Technology – including Computers, Laptops, Tablets, Assistive Technology (AT), Voice Recognition Software (VRS), sometimes called Speech Recognition Software (SRS) and others are now recognised, not only throughout the UK but almost throughout the World. In the UK, approximately 90% of the ¹population has access to a computer, if not at home, school, college, university or libraries.
Computers and technology can be of great benefit to everyone, especially people who are dyslexic or have other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s).
Technology – on this section of the website, you will find information on Computers, Specialist Software, Voice Recognition Software (SRS). Assistive Technology and other specialist equipment, which can help people who have Dyslexia; Dyscalculia; Dysgraphia; Dyspraxia; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s).
Below you will find an extensive, although not an exhaustive list of specialist software and equipment on this site.
¹ Office of National Statistics – 5th June 2019
Assistive Technology and Computers - Dyslexia
Computer Software Packages
There are probably thousands of software packages available now. I have only included a few of the most tried and tested ones that support reading, spelling, numeracy, writing skills and organisational and planning skills.
Computers are now helping children at some schools to learn to speak correctly. A speech training aid computer displays the word it wants a child to say and listens to how the child repeats the word. It then tells them if they have answered it correctly. Once the child has said the word correctly, he can move on to the next word.
There are thousands of words with graphics available. Teachers using the software are impressed at the computer’s ability to ‘hear’ them talking. The Defence Research Agency and Hereford and Worcester County Council initially developed the project jointly.
Speech Recognition Software (SRS) & Dyslexia
Speech Recognition Software (VSS) is sometimes called Voice Recognition Software (VRS). There are probably thousands of software packages available now. I have only included a few of the most tried and tested ones that support reading, spelling, numeracy, writing skills and organisational and planning skills.
Free Educational Games & Dyslexia
I include games in this section because many parents often see arcade type games as children just playing. But playing these games can help develop hand/eye coordination, and a fun approach is adopted to make learning almost painless. Sinking battleships in alphabetical order is far more exciting than looking for X, Y, Z, etc. on a keyboard! Read More