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This free learn-to-read method is based on many studies and educational research. With the site’s online books, songs, rhymes, and other games, kids progress from being reading ready to independent readers. It also includes many valuable resources for parents and teachers.

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Kids can learn how to answer who, what, when, why, and where questions after reading short stories on this innovative app. It can be a great tool for kids with dyslexia, autism, and cognitive and intellectual disabilities.

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This engaging, interactive app uses a multisensory approach for phonics learning. It can be a great tool for kids with dyslexia and cognitive disabilities.

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Kids practice identifying sight words in a fun bingo format. Parents can choose the grade level and select the game or spelling practice mode. Kids with dyslexia, cognitive disabilities, and intellectual disabilities may find this a fun way to learn.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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This practice tool helps resolve tracing frustration with clear instructions and surprising, rewarding fun. Parents can customize font size and create custom words, and audio and visual prompts help keep kids on task. It's a good tool for kids with dysgraphia.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire


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Power Tip

  • Once kids learn new skills with tools like FirstWords: Deluxe, extend learning into home or school. Find the same words in the home or classroom, and match the letters.