"Audio books, turned out to be the most powerful tool I had in my toolkit." - Yvonna Graham, MEd., author Dyslexia Toolkit Despite the widespread availability of text-to-speech and audiobooks, it's only a small percentage of people who discover and use these tools....
Reading Mode: How to Make Web Pages Easier to Read
Do you find it easier to read webpages that aren't cluttered? If so, you're not alone. Popups and even photos can be distracting. Many browser reading modes offer customizations like font size, color, and sometimes character and line spacing. Typically, many dyslexic...
The Fight with Robots: AI Writing (ChatGPT) Causing Trouble for Dysgraphic Students
Currently, the educational world is being rocked about advances in artificial intelligence technology that are upturning ways students are being assessed and demonstrating their knowledge. The AI Writing programs are dazzling and while there can be upsides to having...
Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Help Dyslexics?
It's very clear that AI or Artificial Intelligence-informed software can be extremely useful in many ways for dyslexic students as well as adults. If you haven't tried any of these programs before, you're in for a surprise. There are also downsides to the technology...
Getting Your Phone to Read Your Screens and Books Without Audio Versions [Premium]
Maybe you know how to use your Siri or Google’s digital assistant, but do you know how to get all your screens including e-books read to you? For iPhones: Depending on your latest update, some of these settings may look a little different – but Accessibility from your General Settings should lead you to the […]
Text-to-Speech is Getting Better [Premium]
If you haven’t been using text-to-speech lately, you’ll be in for quite a treat. Innovations in voice generation and cloning have made many free and premium (pay) voices better than ever. If you haven’t visited our Dyslexic Advantage online library lately (HERE), you may not know that we’re adding audio players to all our articles. […]
What’s the Connection between Auditory Processing and Dyslexia? [Premium]
It’s not uncommon when we speak to groups about dyslexia that someone asks why we are mentioning auditory processing when they (mistakenly) believe dyslexia is only about reading. In fact, there is substantial research literature about dyslexia and auditory processing difficulties – sometimes the problems can present with difficulty in learning phonemes, but other times […]
New Ways to Hack Learning [Premium]
Almost every structured literacy program uses letter tiles and flashcards. The reason for this is that there are so many word parts and whole words to learn and the use of tiles and cards can give students visual support as they focus on various letters, letter groups, and their sounds while building up reading fluency. […]
The Power of the List [Premium]
For many of us, hearing about a new technology, app, or software can result in mixed feelings. We may have hope about better organizing and simplifying our lives, but also have reasonable worry about a difficult learning curve, a complicated interface, or any number of problems that can prevent us from reaping the benefits of […]
Readers Who Don’t Write
Brock and I were recently talking with our friend, Dr. Nicole Swedberg about how she came to focus in writing for dyslexic students when so many focus almost exclusively on helping students with reading. It was after finishing her advanced degree and training in...
Julia on Dyslexia Screening and NeuroLearning App with Dr. Brock Eide
Impassioned high school student, Julia de Montagnac, interviewed Dr. Brock Eide (Dyslexic Advantage co-founder) about his creation of the Neurolearning Dyslexia Screener. Julia is on a mission to inspire self-esteem in dyslexic elementary school students through art....
Teaching Punctuation [Premium]
Learning punctuation can be difficult for many reasons – the challenges of reading, auditory and visual processing problems, symbol confusion, and working memory overload; but usually teaching punctuation explicitly and in manageable bits using multisensory and memory associations can help students master the rules and patterns. The symbols involved in punctuation are simpler than the […]