Visual Reading Tutorials

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Visual Reading Tutorials

Visual Reading – What is it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhFxhu0IhOM Visual Reading – How the application works https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfGWaJQuZ3E Visual Reading – How to Assign Images to Words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaiduQlTLzo Visual Reading – Bring a Paper Book to Life Bring a Paper Book to Life Use the iPAD Camera to bring in content from paper or a book. 1. Using the iPAD photograph the artwork for each page. 2. Create your book in Visual Reader 3. Assign the page artwork from the iPAD photo library as your page cover 4. Type the page words. 5. Assign any related images afterwards from the page artwork. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbQVHmKMGaQ Visual Reading – Add People & Commonly Used Words to Library 1. Select [Word to Image Library…] from home screen. 2. Add Word 3. Assign Image of Video to word from Camera or iPAD photo Library 4. Your word images will now be displayed as you type this words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQQaoE6pZq8 Visual Reading – Moods / Emotion – Express how you feel Let the child express how they feel whilst using the application. 1. Select the smiley face on the top right of the screen. 2. Choose an emotion that reflects how you feel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QnJYaVASsc Visual Reading – Activities / Events from the Child’s Environment Use videos from your iPAD device to create books based on activities. Assign these videos to words such as, walking, running, singing, playing etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KHpgLFFeto Visual Reading – The Magical Pet Shop – Built-in Book 1 of 7 built-in books. The Magical Pet Shop – Introduction The Magical Pet Shop – Alex’s Birthday The Magical Pet Shop – The Flying Fish The Magical Pet Shop – The Great Milk Race Shapes Days of the Week Numbers...

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Press Release – Reading application for Autism & Dyslexia

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Press Release – Reading application for Autism & Dyslexia

Parent launches pioneering reading application for Autism & Dyslexia and Young Readers Press Release No. 13/07/18 18th July 2013 Download PDF Here An Essex based company releases its debut pioneering educational iPAD app today. The app is built to assist those with Autism, Dyslexia or those with learning difficulties to read and create stories in a fun way. Young Readers can take advantage of the features too.  The application was designed by the parent of Nieve Jones, an eight-year old autistic girl, who loves books, but struggles with words. The app gives parents or teachers the ability to create their own storyboards. Familiar pictures or videos can then be assigned to each word. The child is then able to follow a story by either reading the words, or by seeing the image assigned to each word. The image acts as a visual clue to each word. The app utilizes advanced text-to-speech technology, which allows the book content to be read out-loud when appropriate. The user can also click the individual words to hear them spoken. For example, a parent using the app could use a photo of a familiar family scene; or any photo the child is comfortable with in order to build a story around it. The user would then assign a picture or video of their actual mum, dad or dog to each of the words, thus creating the connection between words and images in the story. Mr Jones who designed the application for his daughter said: “The inspiration for the application came from a bedtime reading session with Nieve.  I would point backwards and forwards between the word ‘dog’ and an actual picture of a dog. I suddenly realised that Nieve was more able to follow the story, when there was a concrete association between the words and a related image.” From the book, Thinking in Pictures, Dr. Temple Grandin, a highly successful autistic herself, writes, “Words are like a second language to me. I translate both spoken and written words into full-color movies, complete with sound, which run like a VCR tape in my head. When somebody speaks to me, his words are instantly translated into pictures.” The application works on this idea by allowing the user to place familiar media above the words. The application comes with seven built-in stories and a default library of 760+ common nouns that automatically appear as the user types. The internal image library is designed to grow as personal content is added. To get the most out of the application, the designers recommend using images and videos from the child’s own environment. This helps create a fun environment to learn and help build a strong association between the words and images. The application is built for the Apple iPAD for iOS 5 and greater. Price: £11.99 - $16.99 (PRO - All new/future books are unlocked) Price: £3.99 -...

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