January 18, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Edmonton, Canada - Pyxwise Software is pleased to announce that Simplex Spelling HD is a top 10 finalist in the 2011 Best App Ever Awards in the category of "Best Special Needs App". More than 7000 applications were submitted and over a quarter million nominations were placed by users of the site. The purpose of the Best App Ever Awards is to raise user awareness about the best apps available, not just the top selling titles.
Simplex Spelling HD has been well received by teachers, parents, homeschooling parents and the media for teaching students to spell and read. Over a thousand copies of Simplex Spelling have been purchased by educational institutions for use in the classroom, and Simplex Spelling has had an overwhelmingly positive response from teachers and parents of students with special needs. Becoming a finalist in the "Best Special Needs App" category illustrates how much of a positive impact Simplex Spelling is having in the lives of all children.
Simplex Spelling HD takes a full phonics based approach to teaching the Dolch sight words, so that students don't just memorize the most common words in English, but they actually learn "how to spell" these words. A recent 10 year extensive study into dyslexia using MRI scans of the brain has shown that in effective readers the brain reads by processing sounds, while those with dyslexia have difficulty accessing the sound processing areas of the brain during reading. The audio, visual, and tactile components of Simplex Spelling are combined to effectively teach phonemic awareness, thus encouraging the phonological processing of sounds.
Dr. Lisa Welburn states "We are honored that our spelling applications are helping so many struggling students to become better at spelling and reading the English language."
Pyxwise Software is also excited to announce the imminent release of an update to Simplex Spelling HD that will add additional spelling words and spelling rules to aid students with both decoding and encoding the English language.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 36.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Simplex Spelling HD 1.5.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) - available worldwide exclusively on the App Store in the Education category by searching for 'Simplex Spelling HD'. Review copies are available upon request. Please indicate the website, blog or educational institution being represented.
Pyxwise Software Inc. is an award winning independent developer of family friendly games and educational software. It was co-founded by Craig Welburn B.A.Sc, B.Sc. and Lisa Welburn Ph.D. in 2011. The Pyxwise series of applications includes the award winning Simplex Spelling HD and Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 along with Simplex Spelling Free Lite. These can be found on the App Store worldwide by searching for 'Pyxwise Software Inc.'. Copyright (C) 2012 Pyxwise Software Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.