Thank you for your article on Dyslexia and the Roberts Academy. Great story. Dyslexia today with Technology the hurdle of reading does not have to exist.
View "My travels with the Gift of Dyslexia" : www.manateediagnostic.com/davisgraham.aspx
Have any of us ever thought of bringing the technologies which we use on a day to day basis and bringing it to the class room.
Three programs which have enabled me and are available to help others are www.readplease.com, www.rfbd.org and www.bookshare.org . Bookshare® is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities.
Student memberships are currently funded by 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.
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.
Check out how the software works, by visiting Youtube videos and typing in the search window at the Youtube site: "Dyslexia and technology" and "Dyslexia and text to speech" , "2010 Manatee County School Board demo" or visit www.mygiftofdyslexia.blogspot.com
Green education, what a new idea, except it isn’t, it has been brought to the system by the Learning Disabled, through BookShare.org.