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Franklin LWB1216 Childrens Dictionary & Spellchecker
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2009
I bought this for my nine year old daughter because of her aversion to asking for help when writing, and the fact that she won't check the dictionary either. Typical child - always in a rush! This spell checker keeps her occupied with word games for hours, comes with us everywhere, and she can't wait to look up the next word. The improvement in her knowledge and interest has been fantastic. Ps. Very user friendly :-)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2010
I bought this product for my two dyslexic children aged 9 and 10. Its main weakness is limited vocabulary. If the word is in the dictionary it works brilliantly.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2010
I bought this spellchecker for my dyslexic 11 year old son to encourage him to use the vocabulary he knows but cannot spell. I was very excited when it arrived as my 2 younger children entered words and got immediate responses of very useful information. However, my 11 year entered 10 words and the first 9 of these were not even included in the dictionary. I think this is a great spellchecker for younger children (p5 and under) but not much use for my son who's only in p7. Will have to look for a more expansive dictionary for him I think.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 27 November 2010
Purchased this for my 8 year old as her teacher suggested she was struggling with spelling and may even be slightly dyslexic where spelling is concerned. I researched which was the best spell checker for children with these type of problems and this is supposed to be most suitable.
She has found this very useful for story and poetry writing, however it is not completely reliable and can even confuse a child. For example when she entered the word pleas to find out how please was spelt it came back as correct - as of course this was a correct word with a different meaning. Used with supervision though it can be a very useful tool and the games are fun.
This is the correct level for her spelling and vocabulary at present (which is by no means limited) but I can see as her vocabulary grows she will require one with a more complex dictionary.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 1 December 2009
Just don't drop it as the lcd screen can break - this is our second one. Great wee machine - helps to give confidence for those with dyslexia - hence reason for splashing out on another one as they are not cheap!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 July 2012
I bought one of these for my 11yr old daughter who
has major learning difficulties.
It is very helpful for her and pretty easy to use.
All in all a good product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 December 2010
a great little product that is easy to use and my 8 year old who really struggles with spelling has found it great and just what she needed.it can predict accurately even her worst spelling(she's just been diagnosed dyslexic)
the little games and calculator are an added bonus and have helped her master its use more easily. The flip open cover keeps coming off but it easily pops back on and is the only negative as far as I can see.would highly recommend this product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 14 September 2012
bought for my dyslexic 8 year old and product simply doesn't recognise any word she types in. don't waste your money on this product.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 7 June 2009
This has helped my daughter, who is dyslexic with her spelling. There are 2 main functions that we have found useful:

1. The phonetic spelling functionality is first class,
2. The word list is a great way of building up a bank of words which have proved awkward and allows you to return to problem areas.

Thoroughly recommended.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 26 April 2009
An excellent product. It helps 2 dyslexic children in my class (I'm a teacher) with their spellings and the thesaurus is really easy to use. My 6 year old daughter also loves the games part of it and is currently addicted to Hangman!
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