Dyslexia in the Digital Age: Making IT Work

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jan 27, 2010 - Education - 216 pages
Dyslexia is a complex condition, and every dyslexic needs a different solution. Technology is not that solution, but a part of the process to minimise the impact of dyslexia on individuals and to assist with the difficulties they face in everyday situations, so that they can demonstrate their potential in school or at work.

This book takes the reader back to basics, from understanding the needs of the dyslexic individual to getting the most from available technology. It does this by providing frameworks from theoretical perspectives and following this through to practical implementation, including reviews of the most common types of software. There is plenty of practical advice on how to support dyslexic individuals using technology, including how to get the most out of what is available. It highlights state of the art technology, and suggests what more still needs to be done to make this technology truly enabling for all dyslexics.
 

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Contents

1 Definition of Dyslexia
1
2 Testing
13
3 Assistive Hardware
37
4 Assistive Software
67
5 Literacy Learning Software
99
6 The User Interface
115
7 Elearning and Knowledge Assessment
139
8 Multilingualism
165
Spreading the Word
183
References
191
Index
196
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Ian Smythe is an international dyslexia consultant who lectures widely on using technology to support dyslexic individuals. He has also developed a series of EU funded projects, including e-learning for teachers, pan-European assistive technology surveys, training for lecturers and managers, using technology for cognitive development, self-identification and support for dyslexic adults and language learning on mobile phones.

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