Can Dragon help if you are dyslexic

I’m often asked whether the question “can Dragon help if you are dyslexic?”. The answer is a definite yes!

I have been able to help many people with dyslexia who are now successfully using Dragon to help make their writing easier. Not only does it save time but it also significantly reduces the errors that they make when typing because Dragon cannot make a spelling mistake!

People who are dyslexic often tell me that they know what they want to write and can talk about it, but they cannot get those words onto the page, and when they do, they often use simpler words which make their work look less professional.

Dragon will help with these problems!

The following text comes from an article written by Maryellen Grady…

I’m an assistant principal, writer and former English teacher (and I happen to be dyslexic)

I have never been able to type because I have severe dyslexia. It was when I was appointed to assistant principal that my husband, an attorney, insisted on purchasing me a copy of this software he called the “Dragon Speaking program.” I haven’t looked back since.

By Maryellen Grady

Posted November 19, 2014

I’m an assistant principal at a middle school, a writer, and former English teacher. I have never been able to type because I have severe dyslexia. Simple emails, papers, lesson plans, teacher observations, newspaper articles, and stories I composed always took me much longer to type than actually create. It was a frustration that I felt I had to live with.

When I was appointed as the assistant principal, my husband, an attorney, insisted on purchasing the “Dragon Speaking program” for me. He had used it for years to dictate memos and prepare for trials. When I first got Dragon, I was a bit intimidated. I didn’t know how it would really work for my writing style. You see, I always write out in long hand all of my work before I would type it. However, adjusting to having this tool proved much easier than I thought. I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking for everything. I also have presented the Dragon program to the entire administrative staff of our school system. In addition, I have suggested that parents purchased this program for students who are struggling in their classes.

Dragon has truly changed my life. I will always be dyslexic, but this tool has allowed me to be more efficient, productive, and happy.

The full article can be found here…

http://whatsnext.nuance.com/office-productivity/dragon-naturallspeaking-helps-assistant-principal-with-dyslexia/

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