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Spell Better - Literacy Support for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Low Vision

By Keri Wilmot, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Solid writing aid requires more cash for features.

App iPad Paid Education
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This basic app can help kids who struggle with writing by offering them access to word prediction options and text-to-speech functions, but parents have to pay more for features they'll likely need. Kids with dyslexia and other learning disabilities can use a special font that's easier to read, which may reduce their frustration in the writing process. However, for the $9.99 version, there's no way to email, copy, or print the text, which is a key feature for kids to be able to submit completed homework or documents to a teacher. It could be very frustrating for kids to complete work and not be able to send it where it needs to go without paying more money. While it may be a cost-effective way to determine if strategies like word prediction and special fonts could help a kid's performance, parents need to be aware that there are no filters -- so they're bound to hear the app using some potty language -- and it's necessary to upgrade to the premium version to really use all of the apps' functions.

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