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Graphic organizers are the perfect tool for kids who can benefit from visual cues. This app is a must-have for older kids who struggle with executive-functioning skills. Simply choose from the built-in templates or create your own.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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This app syncs audio with notes taken during the recording and is great for older kids with ADHD or executive-functioning issues. They can go back to their notes and listen to a lesson again and add drawings for visual reminders.

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Listening to text helps kids who struggle with reading get information from printed materials. Kids can copy text from emails, documents, web pages, and PDF files and paste it into Speak It! One particularly nice feature is that the text is spoken in a high quality voice.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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This easy-to-use, accessible reading tool has advanced text-to-speech and a highly configurable screen layout. You can tailor it to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, benefiting kids with dyslexia and cognitive disabilities.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
WYNN (WYNN Wizard and WYNN Reader)  Poster Image

This downloadable program supports kids who have reading and comprehension difficulties. They can learn to interpret printed text as understandable information using the toolkit. It's a good app for kids with dyslexia and cognitive disabilities.

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Power Tip

  • Use fun websites like Comic Life to help motivate kids to create stories. Then use a different writing tool -- like ClaroSpeak or Dragon Dictation -- to help them record their words and ideas.