Friday, November 20, 2009
DICTIONARIES FOR DYSLEXIC CHILDREN
If you ask dyslexic children to check spellings in a normal dictionary they find it difficult .To look up a word in a dictionary, you have to know how the word is spelt in the first place – or at least the first part of the word..
The Ace Spelling Dictionary ( David Moseley ) is great for children who cannot use an ordinary dictionary.
Using the unique index ,children need only think how a word sounds to find out how to spell it. By simply identifying the first vowel sound , the speller is instantly sent to the page where the problem word is found.
Children just need a basic knowledge of vowel sounds and to know what a syllable is .There are clear instructions at the beginning explaining how to use the book correctly. The ACE Index has a table of 16 vowel sounds and the A-Z alphabet .It contains animal cartoons which will appeal to children.
If you want to look inside this book go to amazon.com where you can see customer images of the book. Go to Google and type in “Customer images gallery for Ace Spelling”
Another useful item for dyslexic children who have trouble with spelling is the electronic Franklin spellchecker.
It has a built in phonetic spell correction. This feature allows users to type in a word the way it sounds and receive a correction list.
For example :
from "nolij" to "knowledge";from "kaufee" to "coffee" from "fizix" to "physics" and so on.
You can buy Franklin spellcheckers from Amazon.com.