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iPad Apps for Kids with LD « Smart Kids With LD

iPad Apps for Kids with LD « Smart Kids With LD
by Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, M.S. Kids with dyslexia and other learning disabilities are finding that the iPad helps level the academic playing field. Below is a list of iPad apps that students find most helpful. While the list is not comprehensive—and new apps are introduced daily—it’s a starting point for young iPad users that are struggling with schoolwork. Books Reading Reading — Phonics Reading — Text to Speech Math Math — Calculators Math – Money Skills and Telling Time Writing — Dictation — Handwriting Writing — Graphic Organizers Note-taking Synchronize Documents and Files On-the Go Organization and Homework Organizer Reminders — Calendar Study Help Science & Geography Research — News Print from iPad Scan and Read

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