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    Gadgets or Apps for Dyslexic People

    My husband is dyslexic, has been for years.
    I'm the one who's wrote all the cheques, birthday cards, filling in forms etc etc.
    He's finding it really difficult in trying to spell words on his white board and on the speak it app.
    Has anyone got any advice or recommendations?
    Last edited by Twinkle; 17th October 2018 at 00:28.

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    Good luck finding something. Sounds like he needs a coding system ie he types whatever and the system checks and finds the right code. I haven't heard of anything suitable. As if he doesn't have enough problems already. Lynne
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    I know Lynne, my hubby has a few problems beside MND. I've seen some apps that have symbols, but I assume they're time consuming finding symbols to make a sentence.

    What's worked best is myself giving him a question (If I grasp what he's on about) instead of hubby trying to ask a question or trying to type, if you know what I mean?!

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    Hi Twinkle;

    Sometime predictive text helps me a lot but just occasionally I can't see or find the words.

    There are several apps that use pictures on subjects, and when you click on the subject it then show you another screen with pictures about that subject. Possibly they might go to another screen with detailed questions or statements.

    Here's a link to one of the companies but you probably need to talk to them as their web site doesn't seem to be that informative.

    https://www.therapy-box.co.uk/chatable

    Also it's worth asking his speech therapist about this sort of thing as they can provide things as well as sort out any issues.

    Love Terry
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    Thanks Terry, the app looks good but not on Playstore, but it doesn't matter as we'll be buying a iPad soon.

    Thanks for posting the link X

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    Hi Twinkle..we're based at Salford Royal so North West Assistive Technology in Liverpool have provided my husband with iPad and eye gaze equipment (he's not got to grips with this yet)... but don't buy stuff on your own when it could well be supplied for you fully loaded with what he needs. Probably needs a referral for similar in your area x

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    Hi Boiler, We also go to Salford Royal. It'll be hubby's 1st proper clinic appointment next week so I'll mention what you've said.
    Thank you x

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    Hi Twinkle;

    As Boiler says, don't buy stuff that might be provided if you can wait. There are many different apps like this and I'm sure that some are android ones.

    Some of the systems only work of their device , even more of a reason to include his speech therapist.

    LOve Terry

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    My daughter uses MyChoicePad - you can get it on both android and iphone http://www.mychoicepad.com/ hope that is helpful :-)

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    Thanks James, I'll take a look at the website everyone has been very helpful X.

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