Please join me as we explore Dyslexia and ed tech solutions in a 5-part series with Dr. Michael Hart. Dr. Hart is the Principal and Owner of DoctorMichaelHart.com, has special expertise in dyslexia and attention deficit disorders. After 25 years of practice, he now provides online services including consultations, courses and webinars. He blogs regularly and writes for several publications.
Dr. Hart breaks down the foundation of Dyslexia and provides a map for parents and educators to use in determining which solutions really help. Dr. Hart believes the key is to ask the right questions. Here’s a look at a few of the questions we address in this installment:
What specific needs would you like to be addressed by this tool?What are the student’s strengths? How interested (and motivated) is the student in using assistive technology? Where will the tools be used? (home, school, social settings) Will this tool be needed for use in more than one place? How easy is this application to learn and to operate?
Dr. Hart has a wealth of resources and encourages listeners to share their favorites too! I think you’ll find Dr. Hart’s favorites, below, to be invaluable to your search for information on Dyslexia.
Resources for teachers who want to learn more about Dyslexia:
- https://www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org/ Orton Gillingham
- https://www.bartonreading.com/ Susan Barton reading system
- https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/ Wilson Language Training
- The International Dyslexia Association has Global Partners www.interdys.org (optimized for mobile)
- For India (Mumbai area): Maharashtra Dyslexia Associaition www.mdamumbai.com
- National Center for Learning Disabilities www.ncld.org (optimized for mobile)
- The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity www.dyslexia.yale.edu
Please look for Part II: “Mapping Educational Technology to Language-Based Learning Problems”