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Active Voice : Speech-To-Text  Poster Image

Writing can carry all sorts of challenges, so sometimes speaking ideas aloud can help. Though it may not recognize really topic-specific language, for shorter, simpler pieces, it may be a perfect fit.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Bob Books #2 - Reading Magic HD  Poster Image

This interactive reading and spelling app presents a 12-page book, which can be played on four different levels. On each page, kids spell most of the words in each sentence, one at a time. The four difficulty levels make this a customizable tool for kids with reading challenges.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Bookshare  Poster Image

With this outstanding library of digital books, kids can hear as well as see words, allowing them to be more independent. The app includes great customization options and popular titles. Membership is available to kids with qualifying print disabilities.

Capti Voice Narrator  Poster Image

While having books to read is helpful, kids also need access to text online and documents that are shared with them. This app reads these other types of text to kids and lets them customize many features.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Claro ScanPen  Poster Image

With this tool, kids can take a picture of text and have it read to them in a variety of languages. Using a finger to highlight, kids can choose how much of the scanned text they want to hear, and various reading voices are available.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad


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Power Tip

  • Help kids keep track of any new or unfamiliar words they encounter. Encourage them to practice writing the words using iA Writer or create custom spelling lists with Word Wizard