Go Dyslexia Episode 8: Dyslexia: Building Vocabulary & Semantic Skills with Infercabulary

. Erica Warren’s 12th Go Dyslexia video podcast: Dyslexia: Building Vocabulary and Semantic Skills with Infercabulary, featuring Guest Beth Lawrence and Host Dr. Erica Warren.

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Go Dyslexia Episode 7: Rapid Automatic Naming and Multisensory Methods with Guest Dr. Michael Hart and Host Dr. Erica Warren

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I’m so pleased to announce my seventh Go Dyslexia video podcast: Rapid Automatic Naming and Multisensory Methods with Guest Dr. Michael Hart and Host Dr. Erica Warren. URL:

This video podcast shares my most recent video podcast, featuring dyslexia expert and advocate, Dr. Michael Hart. This is the seventh of many, free video podcasts for Go Dyslexia!   

Dr. Michael Hart is a child psychologist and dyslexia expert who offers 25 years of experience in parent and teacher training, educational technology, learning differences, and diagnostic assessments. He is the founder/owner of and is currently providing online webinars and courses that focus on dyslexia.  

During the video podcast, Michael and I talk about rapid automatic naming (RAN) and its impact on dyslexia and more specifically reading.  In addition, we discuss the importance of using the Orton-Gillingham approach, multisensory methods and paying attention to the individual needs of learners.  

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What is Rapid Automatic Naming?

Rapid Automatic Naming or Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) is the ability to quickly verbalize a series of familiar items including letters, numbers, colors or things.  This a cognitive skill that has a major impact for many struggling readers.

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Go Dyslexia Episode 3: Dyslexia Strengths and the Creative Side with Artist and Advocate Mike Juggins


Title: Go Dyslexia Episode 3: Dyslexia Strengths and the Creative Side with Artist and Advocate Mike Juggins

I am so pleased to feature artist, videographer, and dyslexia advocate, Mike Juggins. Mike has worked tirelessly to raise a greater understanding and appreciation of dyslexia and other learning differences.  Joining us from Devon, England, Mike takes us on a tour of his free website, Dyslexic DaDa, that celebrates the strengthens of dyslexia.  In addition, he offers stories, strategies, technology tips and more.

Resources mentioned:

1 Dyslexia: What it is all About:

2 The Gift Dyslexia – Mike Juggins:

3 Dyslexic Dada:

4 Inspiration:

5 Zoom Video Conferencing:

6 Irlen Colored Glasses:

7 Mike Juggins Art:

A BREAKDOWN of This Video:

  • 01:18 What makes you a dyslexia expert?
  • 01:53 You have this incredible website, Dyslexic DaDa.  Can you tell us more about that?
  • 04:04 What does the site offer for individuals with dyslexia?
  • 07:05 Tour of Mike’s site Dyslexic DaDa
  • 13:12 You have said that being dyslexic makes you a better artist.  What do you mean by that?
  • 23:01 Accepting the label of disabled gets you the academic support.
  • 24:18 What are some of the key assistive technology devices that you have used that have helped you succeed?
  • 29:59 What can dyslexics do to be successful in this world?

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Go Dyslexia Episode 2: Dyslexia Homeschooling – Making the Leap with Marianne Sunderland

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Dyslexia – Making the Leap into Homeschooling with Marianne Sunderland

Learning how to homeschool your dyslexic child with tips and strategies on the Go Dyslexia Podcast with Dr. Erica Warren and Marianne Sunderland.

Marianne is an author, blogger and dyslexia advocate, but most importantly she is a dyslexia homeschooling mother of eight lively children ages 5 to 24, including Zac and Abby Sunderland, known for their world-record setting around the world sailing campaigns. Because 7 of her 8 children are dyslexic, Marianne is passionate about educating and encourage families, not only to understand dyslexia, but also to discover and nurture their children’s talents. Marianne’s website, Homeschooling with Dyslexia, provides weekly articles on homeschooling kids with ADD, ADHD and Dyslexia.

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Go Dyslexia Episode 1: Dyslexia and Voice Dream Reader with Winston Chen


This video podcast features Winston Chen, the author of our favorite app for readers with dyslexia.  This is the first of Dr. Erica Warren’s  free video podcast for Go Dyslexia! Winston founded Voice Dream while on sabbatical on an island north of the Arctic Circle and his flagship product Voice Dream Reader is an amazing assistive technology device that provides text-to-voice for pdfs, audiobooks and more.  This top-selling iOS app has a recent, free, comprehensive update with some new extraordinary features. Come learn about this creation and view a demonstration of this amazing tool that is changing accessibility, of the written word, for individuals with dyslexia around the globe.

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Best New Features:

  1. Pac-man reading mode: The latest research at MIT and Harvard shows that everyone can double their reading speed with no loss of comprehension. The new technique combines audio, visual, and attention propulsion. The words disappear from the page a fraction of a second before they’re spoken by text-to-speech.  This forces the reader to visually scan ahead. With  practice, the results can be amazing.
  2. Finger reading: Some readers struggle to follow even the slowest speed, which also becomes distorted. With finger reading, the reader drags a finger under the text to hear each word.
  3. Quickly browse the text: On an iPhone 6s or 6s plus, you can press firmly on the fast forward button while the app is reading —  Force Touch — to double the reading speed. Release it slightly to return to normal speed.

What’s New in 4.0.0 release of Voice Dream Reader?

  • A beautiful new user interface
  • Grid view and cover images in the library.
  • Improved library organization: filters, flags, and sort order.
  • Visual appearance of the entire app uses the current color theme.
  • Experimental rich text and image support for all documents.

Library Synchronization:

  • Your entire library, including folders, reading locations, bookmarks, and annotations are synchronized across all your devices using iCloud Drive.

New Reading Modes:

  • Finger reading allows beginning reads to control the speed by running a finger under each word.
  • Pac-Man mode. Harvard and MIT developed speed-reading method for everyone to read at 2x speed with no loss of comprehension.
  • Sentence mode. Speech pauses at every sentence. Useful for beginning readers.
  • Repeat mode.
  • Option to rewind to beginning of the last sentence when you pause.

New Voices:

  • Alex, free, high-quality voice in iOS 9.
  • New premium child voices from Acapela in US, UK, Australian English, US Spanish, and German.
  • Acapela’s new flagship German voice: Claudia.
  • Emotive variations of Jeroen, Antoine, Margaux, Dimitris and Will.

Other New Features:

  • Set PDF margins to exclude text in header and footer.
  • Up to 4X speed for recorded audio.
  • Support for 3D Touch, split-screen multitasking, and Spotlight search.
  • Safari extension to save Web pages and Web addresses.
  • Evernote file attachments.
  • Background download for files and voices.
  • More accurate language detection.
  • Option to hide header and footer in full-screen mode.