Dyslexia and Information and Communications Technology
A Guide for Teachers and Parents
Effective use of ICT can enhance many dyslexic pupils' access to the curriculum, but it has to be used appropriately. This book will be useful to all teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and parents who are keen to have practical advice on how to help a child in this way. Full of strategies and suggestions that are based on the author's extensive classroom experience, this accessible book is suitable for the ICT novice and more advanced user alike.
The book has been fully updated to guide the user through the maze of hardware and software currently available, identifying those most suitable for different Key Stages and curriculum subjects as well as providing ICT solutions to the problems of assessing and screening for dyslexia.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Why Information and Communications Technology?; 3. Hardware and software; 4. Where to start with ICT: portable solutions; 5. Desktop machines and software; 6. The writing process; 7. Industry standard software 1: word-processing; 8. Facilities to aid word-processing; 9. Industry standard software 2: linked specifically to the National Curriculum; ch0010 Logo and Control; 11. Other software for the dyslexic student; 12. ICT solutions for assessing/screening dyslexia; 13. Conclusion;
From a review of the first edition
"Anita Keates's useful guide to information and communications technology issues and resources goes beyond an instantly out-of-date software listing, to discuss educational paths from the point of view of dyslexic children and their families and teachers. This serves both as a reassuring introduction and a realistic guide to what technology will (and will not) achieve." -- The Times Educational Supplement