There are many programs specifically designed for children with dyslexia.

Aside from general behavioral methods such as ABA or the Montessori Method, most of these reading and writing programs are software packages.

Instructional Methods

The Orton Gilingham Method is an instructional teaching approach whose goal is to help the student to hear what they read and spell what they hear. The approach is to first teach the individual letters/sounds, then words, then phrases and sentences, until the student is able to read entire paragraphs and passages. There are a lot of derivatives of the Orton-Gilingham approach.

The Project Read

The Spalding Method

The Wilson Reading System

The Davis Dyslexia Method

The Slingerland Multisensory Approach

The Lindamood® Phonemic Sequencing (LiPS) Program

The Arrowsmith Program combines computer-based exercises with paper exercises. Like The Orton-Gulingham Method it is a school program which means that it is taught in school and requires months or even years of practice.


Other reading and writing software consists of a series of visual, auditory and reading tasks. They are usually all equipped with tracking tools but the quantity of exercises and the quality of the environment differs greatly from one to another. The two most famous computer-based programs are Fast Forword (including reading assistant exercises) and Cellfield Reading Intervention. Fast Forword is available for consumers while Cellfield is only for professionals.

In term of reading software, there are the following:

For people struggling with reading and writing they are a lot of products designed to help with alphabetic phonics :