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5 iPad Apps for Dyslexic Learners

Individuals with dyslexia have great difficulty processing language.Their biggest obstacles are recognizing words and spelling difficulties, both key components of sight word learning. Despite these difficulties, there are a number of teaching strategies that have proven effective in teaching children with dyslexia sight words.

Apps curated specifically for teachers and parents to use with their dyslexic kids can help their kids overcome their learning difficulties.

Phonics Genius

Phonics Genius is a customizable flashcard-style app designed to help kids identify letter sounds and their relationship to words and has just about every conceivable phonetic combination presented in a high quality and completely enjoyable way. Phonics Genius is a great resource for building phonemic awareness and is best for kids who are emergent readers with previous reading experience.
 
Used for : Phonics
Intro to Letters, by Montessorium

Intro to Letters is designed to help kids learn letters and letter sounds and also learn to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms, based on the proven methodology of Montessori. It's particularly useful for kids who need extra help, such as special needs students.
 
Used for : Letter Identification
Starfall ABCs

Starfall ABCs is a solid early-learning app with a thorough approach to presenting the alphabet to preschoolers. Kids hear the sounds of each letter repeated often and can both hear and see how each letter is used in words. Each word has some cute animations they can trigger, followed by interactive games such as puzzles and mazes, as well as chances to see words used in sentences.

Used for : Letter Identification

Special Words

Special Words teaches children to recognise written words, using pictures and sounds. Play alongside your child at a pace suited to their ability.The interface is easy to use and it has been broken down into graded levels that make it a very powerful tool.

Used for : Working with words and Vocabulary

First Words Deluxe

FirstWords: Deluxe is a fun and educational app with all universal letters and a words game for young children that includes five sections, animals or vehicles as well as shapes, colors and words around the house, making this a great app for object recognition and the building of vocabulary as well as the learning of letters and the concept of spelling. 

Used for : Spelling

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