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    Digital Tools to Support Dyslexic Students

  • Audiobooks

    Definition: Voice recordings of the text of a book that you listen to rather than read.

    We have two audiobook options for students in Plano ISD (Learning Ally and Bookshare):

    Learning Ally icon

    Learning Ally is a multi-sensory reading accommodation that levels the playing field for students who struggle to read due to a learning difference. The benefits of Learning Ally include:

    • High-quality, human-read audiobooks
    • Track students' reading progress
    • Teacher focused tools and resources

    Watch this 5-minute video showing Learning Ally at work in the classroom

    Bookshare icon

    Bookshare is an ebook library that makes reading easier. Listen to books, follow along with karaoke-style highlighting, read in braille or large font, and customize your reading experience with ebooks in formats that work for each student. Click here for more details.

    Please contact Fern Johnson for more information about using audiobooks with your dyslexic learners.

  • Text to Speech

    Definition: A form of speech synthesis that converts text into spoken voice.

    Tool                                    Best with ...

    Read & Write                             Google Docs

    Immersive Reader                        Word (desktop and Chromebooks)

    Select and Speak                        Websites

    Screenshot Reader                     PDFs

    Fluency Tutor                           Most text (has built-in picture dictionary)

    Textbook Digital Support                Specific publisher (Pearson, HMH, McGraw Hill, etc.)

  • Speech to Text

  • Digital Annotation

  • (Digital) Oral Administration of Tests

  • Dyslexia-Friendly Gaming Tools