You have come upon a blog discussing tools to help dyslexics and hyperlexics.
Today I read about a recent book, Dyslexia in the Digital Age, which focuses on ways that technology can be helpful to dyslexics, both children and adults.
Speaking for myself, using a computer/internet etc has been very supportive in giving me freedom to learn new ideas quicker — mostly because I seem to be able to image words faster working on the computer or reading the information on-line. And, when I can’t image, Google is there. I put in the word that is stumping me and I get a definition. This enables me to get an image (usually) and then the word makes sense.
This new book, Dyslexia in the Digital Age, is written by Ian Smythe who’s a dyslexia consultant working on specific learning difficulties in different language and cultural environments. It seems the book is organized in a methodical way and has the potential of being very useful for dyslexics/hyperlexics as well as parents and teacher. Here’s the table of contents:
1 Definition of Dyslexia
3 Assistive Hardware
4 Assistive Software
5 Literacy Learning Software
6 The User Interface
7 E-learning and Knowledge Assessment
9 Conclusion: Spreading the word
It’s available in hardback only. Paperback will be out in May, 2010. I went on Amazon and they are selling the book in the US for $26.32.
Have any of you read this book yet? Please comment if you have.
Finally, I will continue to evolve this site, including incorporating dyslexic and/or hyperlexic information that others have to share. Yes, I am looking for your ideas. Send them via the Comments below.
Information on this blog is intended to complement, not replace, the advice of your own physician or health care professional?