“Alphabetics” is developed by For Dyslexia S.L. It is normally $3.99 and is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time. It does not contain in-app purchases. It is compatible with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and requires iOS 4.3 or later.
*** Learn the sounds and shapes of letters of the alphabet with MULTISENSORY games! ***
*** Developed in collaboration with experts in the field of education and reading difficulties. ***
Alphabetics will capture the attention of your child while she or he plays games that teach the shapes and sounds of the alphabet. It is a wonderful app for phonemic awareness and shape recognition!
Also a terrific app for English Language Learners (ELL)!
Phonemes are the smallest units of sound in language and are an important step for learning how to read. Children will learn the most common phoneme of each letter of the alphabet with Alphabetics.
Alphabetics is now includes illustrations for older children, but if you are struggling with beginning reading skills, it can be used at any age.
ForDyslexia has done its best to assure the effectiveness of the app by consulting scientific and educational experts in the field of dyslexia. We are especially grateful to the mentorship provided by Dr. Guinevere Eden, Immediate Past President of the International Dyslexia Association and Director of the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University.
What is taught:
•The shape and principal sound of each letter of the alphabet.
How it is taught:
•Through a series of simple games, children will hear, trace, pronounce and identify the letters. The letters are introduced in 6 small sets. After they complete a series of multisensory exercises, they are quizzed on their understanding of the concepts and it is recorded in the Progress Report in the Parents Zone.
How teachers and parents can use the app:
•Through individualized Progress Reports teachers and parents can monitor what children have learned for each letter of the alphabet and how long it has taken them to master them.
This app is appropriate to use with children who have dyslexia because, as Margaret Byrd Rawson, former President of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), put so well:
“Dyslexic students need a different approach to learning language from that employed in most classrooms. They need to be taught, slowly and thoroughly, the basic elements of their language—the sounds and the letters which represent them—and how to put these together and take them apart. They have to have lots of practice in having their writing hands, eyes, ears, and voices working together for conscious organization and retention of their learning.”
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iPhone/iPod Link: Alphabetics – For Dyslexia S.L.
iPad Link: Alphabetics – For Dyslexia S.L.
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