Digital Tools to Support Dyslexic Students
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 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 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) Oral Administration of Tests
Dyslexia-Friendly Gaming Tools