The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Assistive technology offers a way for dyslexics to save time and overcome some of the issues they may encounter because of their dyslexia, such as slow note taking or unreadable handwriting, and allows them to use their time for all the things in which they are gifted. For dyslexic students, technology opens doors and allows them to demonstrate their knowledge in ways that were unimaginable in the past.

Two technologies that facilitate this process are the Livescribe smartpen and Dragon Naturally Speaking. Each aide is designed to make the learning process easier and each offers support to the dyslexic student in different ways.

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About Our Technology Writers


Caryl Frankenberger, Ed.M.

For more than 25 years, Caryl Frankenberger, Ed.M., has been providing educational services to families in the US and abroad. A Harvard Graduate School educated psycho-educational diagnostician, school placement consultant, Cogmed coach and learning disabilities specialist. Caryl has evaluated over 2,500 children, adolescents and young adults.

Joshua Jenkins:

Joshua Jenkins is a special education teacher at New Orleans College Prep Charter School. He is a Teach For America corps member. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a BA in English and is an aspiring writer.