• Dyslexia and ASD Support

    • Reading Tools

      Reading tools can make research much easier. Read Aloud is on Google Chrome on all the college PCs. Or, at home, click on the icon to download it free from the Google Chrome webstore. Or contact mary.kountouris@lewisham.ac.uk to learn more.

      Read ALoud icon 

      Other free reading tools are: ClaroRead and Natural Readers:

      ClaroRead icon   Natural reader logo

      • Speechnotes - from speaking to writing!

        Talk to Speechnotes and it writes down your words. It's like having a secretary. It's very easy to use, instructions below.

      • Learn to Touch-Type

        Learners with dyslexia and dyspraxia really benefit from learning to touch-type.

        If you have access to a computer, use your time at home to learn. There are lots of free online courses; I like Typing Club; it has adults and children' courses. Click on the logo to go to the site.

        Typing Club logo

        Little and often every day is the best way to learn.

        • BBC Skillswise

          BBC is updating their online learning all the time, at the moment, to reflect home learning. There are functional skills resources designed for different vocational areas; e.g. Hospitality, Construction, Health & Social Care and Hair and Beauty. Click on the logo below for the homepage.

          BBC Bitesize

          • Quizlets - revise any subject

            Revise almost any subject on this interactive website. Just search for what you want to revise, and find quizzes, flashcards, matching games and other great ways to revise a topic. Great for dyslexic learners as it can speak the quizzes. 

            • Improving writing and proofreading

              The free version of Grammarly is a great way to correct mistakes and make your writing more professional. Download it for free.

              Grammarly icon

              This video shows you how to download it and add to Google and Word.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKkHRhACQRw  

            • Office lens

              Office Lens logo

              Use Office Lens to make neat, readable images from the whiteboard and notes. It turns your phone into a scanner.

            • Texthelp TEXT READER

              Texthelp Read and Write reads websites and documents out loud, and is useful for research, proof-reading and in exams. It is available on all PCs on the College network: Find it at All Apps - T - TextHelp

              For training on technology come to the Learning Centre or to a Dyslexia Drop-in 

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