Ds is dyslexic but can read but this looks about the right level of support for him. He's only Y7 and has permission to use his iPad in lessons (but since no one has helped him DO that, it's pretty useless as he is typically disorganised and self conscious). I wondered if the pens were a better option?
I'd really like to hear from someone who'd used them before I suggest it to school as I'm sure there are lots of issues I wouldn't even think of.
I think on a day to day basis, there are lots of ways to compensate for reading difficulties. DS1 likes reading but I know it is a lot more effortful than if he didn't have dyslexia; so, I often read to him, use the RNIB website load2learn, audiobooks, or just give him the time it takes him to read. It is him I will be buying the pen for. Just had a look at JCQ - at the moment, they only specify that the reading pen " will not have an in-built dictionary or thesaurus, or a data storage facility." - kind of common sense.
You could contact the British Dyslexia Association @*Zzzzz*, a rep for them came to a conference I went to and he showed us the type of pens that can be used in exams and also Dragon Software which is speech to text software.
We had one- presumably an early edition. But Ds (who has general LD - so not particularly interested in reading at the time, and in a sen setting) could not cope with it as it required very precise manual skills. He (now a teenager)loves the speech writer on his IPhone as he can send texts to his friends!