[by Alice Lee]
Most students have their own phone, and the use of technology will be increasingly useful for students with specific learning needs. There are many apps available to support learners with reading and writing difficulties. This Wheel of Apps is not comprehensive, but attempts to identify relevant apps and to categorise them according to some of the difficulties faced by people with dyslexia. There is also a useful poster from CALL Scotland: using-the-ipad-to-support-dyslexia
It is also important to remember students phones or iPads have built-in features in ‘Accessibility’ and ‘Keyboard'(in Settings and General) which are often neglected and can be useful. Not all the features mentioned in the infograph are set as ‘default’ so you might need to delve into Settings to turn them on, although much will depend on the needs of your learners.