Dyslexia reading apps

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Alphabet Zoo

Alphabet Zoo – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app helps teach letter-sound association in a structured game-like setting.

AppWriter

AppWriter – $19.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

AppWriter is comprised of text-to-speech software, context based word suggestions, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to help with reading and writing.

AudioBooks

AudioBooks – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

AudioBooks allows you to listen to books. Some features include high-quality human recordings and access to all types of reading material.

Blio

Blio – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Blio makes e-reading easy with text-to-speech, highlighting words as you read, looking up unknown words or phrases, and being visually friendly to suit your needs.

Bob Books #1

Bob Books #1 – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

This app introduces and teaches various literacy skills, such as the connection between letters and sounds, sounding out simple words, and spelling words you’ve read using a structured game format.

Bugsy Pre-K

Bugsy Pre-K – $0.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Bugsy Pre-K teaches essential pre-k skills such as colors, shapes, letters, phonics, numbers, and counting.

Cool Reader

Cool Reader – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.5 or later.

Cool Reader is an eBook reader that supports multiple eBook formats. The app has a text-to-speech function and other customizable features.

Dyslexic Like Me

Dyslexic Like Me – $1.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

This interactive children’s book helps you learn about dyslexia and how to overcome it. Join a dyslexic boy named Austin as he learns about his dyslexia, gains confidence by discovering new learning techniques, and learns about many successful dyslexics.

Find the Letters HD

Find the Letters HD – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

This app aims to improve reading skills. Through coloring letters and numbers on a grid, you can uncover a fun illustration.

FirstWords Sampler

FirstWords Sampler – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app teaches about letters, how letters relate to sounds, and how to spell words.

Flashcards for iPad

Flashcards for iPad – $3.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Flashcards for iPad is a great app for young children just learning basic words or kids learning a second language. Pictures and sounds accompany each word, making it easy for kids to learn both the spelling and sound!

Go Read (Bookshare)

Go Read (Bookshare) – Free

Compatible with Android devices 2.0 or later.

Go Read is a part of Bookshare, where you can access one of the largest online libraries. This app also has text-to-speech capabilities and is especially made for people with reading impairments.

GoodReader

GoodReader – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

GoodReader is a PDF reader that can quickly open Microsoft Office files, images, audio, and video files. In addition to reading the files, you can mark up the text with text boxes, lines, arrows, and sticky notes.

iStoryTime Kids Books

iStoryTime Kids Books – $0.99 per book

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

iStoryTime allows you to hear text read out loud and view illustrations.

iWordQ

iWordQ – $24.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

iWordQ helps struggling readers and writers through text-to-speech capabilities, text highlighting, and much more.

iWriteWords

iWrite Words – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Using a structured game format, iWriteWords teaches handwriting skills.

MeeGenius Kid's Book

MeeGenius! Kid’s Books – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

MeeGenius! contains a vast library of kids’ books, all of which are narrated by a human voice. The words are highlighted as they are read.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app offers voice search to let you look up a word without having to spell it. It includes a thesaurus, example sentences, Word of the Day, and is a great reference tool.

Montessori Crosswords

Montessori Crosswords – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Montessori Crosswords can help you develop reading, writing, and spelling skills. Build words from a set of 320 word-image-audio-phonics combinations using a phonics-enabled movable alphabet.

Prizmo

Prizmo – $9.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Prizmo can read scanned documents to you; simply take a picture of the document with your phone, and Prizmo will read it aloud. You can also share the documents between devices or through cloud computing.

Read 2 Me

Read 2 Me – $4.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Read 2 Me lets you import .txt files and uses text-to-speech to read them aloud to you. You can easily bookmark important material, and there are many additional features for easy reading.

Read&Write

Read&Write – $1.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Through lessons and easy tracing games, Read&Write helps you learn phonics, read, write, and pronounce different letters and letter combinations.

Read2Go

Read2Go – $19.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Read2Go uses text-to-speech to help you read and comprehend books. With a Bookshare membership, you can browse, download, and read books, and you can customize reading speed, font, font size, and more.

Reading Trainer

Reading Trainer – $4.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Reading Trainer will help you improve your reading speed and mental capacity with fun exercises. The app uses multiple reading techniques, and you can easily record and track your progress.

See Read Say

See Read Say – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

This app teaches grade appropriate Dolch words (the 220 words that appear most frequently in reading) by showing each word, speaking it aloud, and tracking your progress.

Sound Literacy

Sound Literacy – $24.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Sound Literacy is an instructional tool and resource for teaching phonemic awareness, phonological processing, the alphabetic principle, and morphemic awareness.

Speak It!

Speak It! – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Hear your emails, articles, and other online texts read aloud to you by simply copying and pasting the text into the app. Then, create audio files from the spoken text that you can save or email.

Stanza

Stanza – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Stanza contains over 100,000 free books available for download. You can change font size, line spacing, and color for easier reading.

Stories2Learn

Stories2Learn – $13.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.

Stories2Learn allows you to create personalized stories using photos, text, and audio that can help improve literacy as well as social skills.

Storyrobe

Storyrobe – $.099

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Storyrobe makes creating a story simple — in just three steps. You just choose the photos or videos to accompany your story, use the voice feature to record the story, and share it with your friends!

StoryTime

StoryTime – Free

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Recorded by children, Storytime is an interactive storytelling app. Each story has original graphics and voice, and also includes a game to help with reading comprehension.

Talk To Me

Talk To Me – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later.

Talk to Me speaks words as you type them, and the words appear on every screen, no matter what you’re doing! There are many customizable features, including size of text and speed of reading.

Vocab Builder

Vocab Builder – Free

Compatible with Android devices 1.6 or later.

Vocab Builder is a great way to learn new vocabulary words and is perfect for preparing for the SAT or GRE. You are quizzed on thousands of words, and a dictionary is included.

Voice Dream Reader

Voice Dream Reader – $2.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

This text-to-speech app imports content from various sources and reads it aloud (web pages, PDF files, Word documents, PowerPoints, and more). It integrates with Dropbox, Instapaper, and Pocket.

Web Reader

Web Reader – $1.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Web Reader uses text-to-speech to read web pages, blogs, and other online content aloud.

Weesay ABC

Weesay ABC – $0.99

Compatible with iPhone. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later.

Weesay ABC comes preloaded with an album of talking pictures for each letter of the alphabet. The camera and microphone can be used to create custom albums of alphabetic sounds and images.

Word Magic

Word Magic – $0.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

This app teaches words and spelling. You are able to set initial, medial, or final position in words.

Words Words Words

Words Words Words – Free

Compatible with Android devices 2.1 or later.

This app can help you build communication skills. It can teach you new words, how the words are properly used in context, and it can pronounce the words for you. There is even a fun, challenging game included.

Writing Machine

Writing Machine – $0.99

Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.

Writing Machine shows how one picture and one word go together, how to read text from left to right, and how to tell words from letters.

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