In the past, dyslexia was rarely recognized, and when it was, very little was put in place for the student. It was assumed that students were being lazy, not paying attention, or being disruptive because they were badly behaved, not because they were infuriated.

Nowadays, however, so much has changed, and students with dyslexia are able to thrive in the classroom. The following teaching tools and apps can make learning a lot more enjoyable for dyslexic students.

Shakespeare In Bits

Most English classes still include Shakespeare from time to time. Not only is this complex text, but old words and unusual structures make this even harder for dyslexic students to comprehend. This app can really make Shakespeare easier to handle.

Learning Ally Audio

Reading should be a pleasure, and with the vast library available with learning ally, dyslexic students can enjoy literature through audio books.

Academized

Academized is a great online tutoring resources, which features courses, an e-library and videos. This is a great place for students to brush up on their skills and gain confidence before they start putting their skills into practice.

Google Play Books

Reading will always be an important part of learning, especially in the English classroom. This will present a significant challenge to dyslexic students. Using audiobooks can really level the playing field and help your students do the work they’re assigned without facing more difficulty than their classmates.

Pocket

Older students may want to keep up to date with the news–they can store online articles here where the content can later be read aloud.

Australian Help

Many dyslexic students may have trouble retaining spelling and grammar rules, and this is a great pace for them to come and do some self-study before a test or assignment. It also means that they can independently decide what they need help with and focus on their own needs.

(Next page: Apps and tools for dyslexic students 7-11)