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Knowing how to spell is a fundamental part of being fluent in any language. Whether you are a youngster learning how to spell or an individual learning a new language being able to practice helps to solidify your language skills.

The Spell-It app helps users practice their spelling by playing the audio recording of a word the user must then spell using the computer keyboard.

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Many kids and adults have trouble with spelling. And they may struggle for different reasons. That’s because spelling is a complex activity that involves many skills.

Spellers have to think about how words sound and then translate those sounds into print. They have to memorize lots of spelling rules — and remember the exceptions to those rules. They also have to choose between different words that sound the same: Sent, cent, or scent? There, they’re, or their?

Kids and adults can be very smart and have trouble with spelling. Some people are fast thinkers but slow spellers. They may be full of ideas but only write down a few words because spelling takes so much time and energy.

Here are learning and thinking differences that can cause trouble with spelling.

How dyslexia can affect spelling

How dyslexia can affect spelling

What it is: Dyslexia is a common learning difference that affects reading. It makes it hard to isolate the sounds in words, match those sounds to letters, and blend sounds into words. Learning to spell may be even harder than learning to read for some people with dyslexia.

The spelling connection: People with dyslexia often confuse letters that sound alike. Vowels can be especially tricky. People with dyslexia may mix up the order of letters (felt for left). They may also misspell common sight words, even after lots of practice.

Strategies to try:

  • Teach phonics rules to help build a strong foundation that connects letter sounds with letter symbols.

  • Help spelling instruction “stick” by engaging more than one sense, like sight, sound, and touch.

  • Focus on word history, structure, and meaning.

  • Let students take spelling tests orally instead of writing the answers


How dysgraphia can affect spelling

What it is: Dysgraphia is difficulty with writing that makes it hard to write neatly and at an age-appropriate speed. Many people with dysgraphia also struggle to put their thoughts down on paper. This is sometimes called disorder of written expression.

The spelling connection: People with dysgraphia have trouble getting words on paper, either by handwriting or typing them. They may have a hard time holding a pencil properly or remembering how to write a word. They may also misspell the same word in many different ways.

Strategies to try:

User Stories

  • User can click the ‘Play’ button to hear the word that’s to be entered

  • User can see letters displayed in the word input text box as they are entered on the keyboard

  • User can click the ‘Enter’ button to submit the word that has been typed in the word input text box

  • User can see a confirmation message when the correct word is typed

  • User can see a message requesting the word be typed again when it is spelled incorrectly

  • User can see a tally of the number of correct spellings, the total number of words attempted, and a percentage of successful entries.

Bonus features

  • User can hear a confirmation sound when the word is correctly spelled

  • User can hear a warning sound when the word is incorrectly spelled

  • User can click the ‘Hint’ button to highlight the incorrect letters in the word input text box

  • User can press the ‘Enter’ key on the keyboard to submit a typed word or click the ‘Enter’ button in the app window

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