Overcome Dyslexia With Modern Technology

by Claud Matllon - Date: 2010-10-19 - Word Count: 455 Share This!

Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities in children and in many adults, which hinders a person's reading, writing, spelling and speaking ability. Many people with dyslexia often suffered from difficulties with reading and spelling properly. More than ten or twenty years ago people did not believe about reading and learning disability and they just marked the dyslexics as slow learner, lazy or simply not as smart as others without giving the proper treatment. In recent research shows that dyslexia is not an intellectual disability, it is considered both a learning disability and a reading disability. Dyslexia and IQ are not interrelated too, for reading and cognition develop independently in individuals who have dyslexia. Although there is a learning problem, many sufferers can still become successful in life.

Because everyone is born differently, not all dyslexics displays the same symptoms, the severity of dyslexia can vary from mild to severe. Some may be mildly dyslexic and may only have a few or even none of the symptoms, some have severe symptoms which affect a person's life. As far as treatment concerned, the sooner dyslexia is treated, the more favorable the outcome, it is never too late for people with dyslexia to learn to improve their language skills.

Nowadays dyslexia can be considerably tackled with proper therapy, training and equipment, dyslexic people will benefit from modern technology products. There are many tools and resources to combat dyslexia or learning disabilities, help people cope with their disabilities and difficulties.

Audio devices such as tape recorders are helpful, users can listen to what they have recorded repeatedly. Similarly, users can take advantage of text to speech programs, besides reading out text, some of these kind software programs such as Panopreter Plus have additional advanced features. Panopreter Plus reads characters, words, phrases or files in file format of txt, rtf, doc, pdf and web pages with natural voices, and converts them to wave and mp3 audio files, the volume and rate are adjustable. By using the text to speech software, user can hear a natural voice speech on the computer, or export audio files to an iPod, smart phone or portable mp3 player, and listen to them whenever they like to do so.

Voice-enabled electronic dictionaries which give word definitions, synonyms, antonyms, and pronunciation are also helpful. If spelling and grammar are the major problems, there are spelling and grammar devices that have spell-checkers to correct your spelling, and grammar checkers for your grammar correction.

Besides utilizing above technology resources to get help with dyslexia, many other treatments and exercises that can be done to speed up the treatment and help process. With the proper training and treatment, dyslexics can overcome their dyslexia symptoms and lead normal and productive lives.

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