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Kindle and Dyslexia: A Blooming Union

Have you seen Taara Zameen movie? It is story of a kid who suffers from dyslexia and his teacher was successful in solving his learning problems. When you see the movie, you will understand that dyslexia is a type of learning disability. Dyslexia describes the people who have difficulty in reading. The good news is that now Kindle can help people with dyslexia in improving their performance in learning and reading in several ways.

kindle and dyslexiaKids who struggle with dyslexia always skip the words they don’t know or get confused with combinations of words. Kindle has a search option where they can just look it up right. Kids also have difficulty in distinguishing different letters in words and kindle allows them to use E-Ink screen where they can adjust the font size up or down as they like.

Kindle is an electronic book system which is useful for kids to download school books and read them in the best font size. In addition, Kindle has a speech feature which helps students with dyslexia to listen to comprehension text while they are reading. Speech feature works on improving their speech and hearing skills. Kindle has Great Speech to Text app where kids can dictate notes and search the web through their voices.

Parents might face many challenges to encourage their kids with dyslexia to read. They might have a difficulty to choose the attractive books for them. Kindle allows them to download free samples of books, magazine, and publications before buying them. Kids will see the samples and if they are interested in reading them, parents will buy the books and other material. This option saves time and money for parents. There are many graphics novels available for kindle, so children can work well as they give visual clues to the text on the page.

It is easy to highlight text and notes on the kindle while Kids with dyslexia are reading. Teachers would never need to look around for a highlighter or pen. The highlighted notes would help kids to focus in their reading and to reread the text later when they return back home.

Kids with dyslexia have difficulty in writing letters in a proper way. Kindle will show each letter separately with suitable flashcards. In addition, White smoke is a text checking app that helps in writing emails and essays without errors.

Finally, Kindle solves many problems related to dyslexia. Kindle overcome the difficulty in learning the sounds of the letters, encourage children to speak correctly and improve their organization skills. On the other hand, producers are developing practical and unique Kindle cover to protect the delicate components of the kindle and to attract children with dyslexia to keep in touch with their gadget and learn more at the same time.

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This article is written by the Alaa Younes who is a professional writer and technology blogger. She has written several posts and articles on different technology topics such as, Smartphone apps, antivirus apps, and on accessories such as  blackberry torch cases, iPhone covers, etc. For more information about Wrappz accessories like kindle covers.



  1. Julia Spencer

    December 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Kindle’s opportunities will help it to become number one on the market. If it really helps children with dyslexia, then it can be really a perfect purchase

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    • Alaa Younes

      December 17, 2012 at 8:10 am

      @julia ,i totally agree with you .

  2. sigadgetiz

    December 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    good article. I will wait for your next article

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  4. steve

    February 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I personally use the ipad to help my with me dyslexia but the kindle is also great for helping children with dyslexia in schools. I hear alot of dyslexia students loving the kindle and its also not that expensive.

  5. Clara Lauber

    August 19, 2013 at 3:35 am

    This is fantastic. Innovators are getting creative about using the latest technology to help people with Dyslexia and other l;earning disabilities. Nest step is to conduct some studies to see if the technology is actually making an improvement.

  6. Diane- OT

    November 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Are there apps for the Kindle that could be recommended to work on letter and # reversals?

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