Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Institute helps dyslexics make grade. (click here to view article)

Dear Felicia:

Thank you for your article on Dyslexia and the Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia. Great story.

Although in contrast to your article today, I consider dyslexia a Gift, today with Technology the hurdle of reading does not exist nor does it have to for those who struggle with the written word.

View "My travels with the Gift of Dyslexia" : www.manateediagnostic.com/davisgraham.aspx

Four programs which have empowered me and are available to help others are www.readplease.com, www.rfbd.org, www.bookshare.org and Balabolka.

Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities, thanks to an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Read:OutLoud and Bookshare.org turn any book or text book into a virtual book. Bookshare therefore is excellent for the student and adult population. Newspapers from all over the country are available and Bookshare provide two text to speech software programs, Victor Soft reader and a Beta for Bookshare made by Read:OutLoud.

With Read:OutLoud if the reader comes to a person, place or thing they don't understand then all the reader has to do with a couple of clicks and connection to the internet click the dictionary and voila they have the meaning of the word, or picture of the person or a map of where the place is located.

In today's iPad world Read:OutLoud is volumes ahead as a tool for the student. The next step in education is for all textbooks to be on an iPad foundation with the ability to update the textbooks or access references or contributing resources to the textbook.

Green education, what a new idea, except it isn't, it has been brought to the system by the Learning Disabled, through BookShare.org.

Check out how the software works, by visiting my blog at: www.mygiftofdyslexia.blogspot.com

In summary those who have Dyslexia have a gift not a disability.

Sincerely Davis Graham

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