20111129-083210.jpgThe moment I launched Nessy’s Dyslexia Quest to try, I was immediately captivated by its introduction and invitation to begin my own quest. After identifying myself and my age group (under 10/11-16 years or 17+ years) to the Yeti Master, I was asked to choose my path up the Yeti Mountain – the Way of the Dragon, Tiger or Monkey. Each of these 3 paths has 6 games to test 6 different learning skills. Once I’ve mastered the 6 challenges to reach the top of the Mountain, I received my results on an ancient scroll. The results show how I have fared for:-

  • Visual memory
  • Auditory sequential memory
  • Visual sequential memory
  • Processing speed
  • Phonological awareness and
  • Working memory

It confirmed that I’m really a visual learner and that my learning weakness is processing skills. Here, the Yeti Master explains what each learning skill is about and suggests how to make better use of my learning strengths. He also explains what difficulties I may experience where I have a weakness. I can even email my results to whoever that needs to know.

Dyslexia Quest may have been designed with dyslexics in mind, telling players whether they have shown any difficulties typical of dyslexia, but it is a unique and fun app that would interest anyone, dyslexic or not. There are a total of 9 sets of 6 games each that you can play. Though most of the activities are too difficult for my 5 year old, his older siblings had lots of intellectual fun playing them. They replayed the games and thought of different strategies to improve on their speed and scores and in the process, they improved their learning abilities. The Dyslexia Quest is great at giving your kids a brain workout while finding out their learning strengths and weaknesses. However, prior knowledge of the numerals and the ability to read is required for some of the games.

If your kids ask you what is Dyslexia (or even if they don’t ask) take the opportunity to download Nessy’s free app What is Dyslexia? and encourage them to find out ‘What’s it like being dyslexic?’ and what are some of the dyslexia difficulties by taking a short Dyslexic Quiz. The information is presented in a cartoon format and is very kid-friendly with tips included for both parents and schools. This is another great app from Nessy.

Dyslexia Quest – Nessy Learning Limited

Dyslexia Quest Dyslexia Quest by Nessy Learning Limited

Price: $9.99 USD

Climb the mountain and play the yeti games. Each game will test memory and learning skills. The Yeti Master will explain signs of dyslexia.

• 6 games that each test a different learning ability.

Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.

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