New technology for diagnosing dyslexia

Cardiff Metropolitan University is carrying out trials using new technology to speed up diagnoses for dyslexia. A tool, known as RADAR (Rapid Assessment for Dyslexia and Abnormalities in Reading) is believed to be able to detect dyslexia earlier and with greater precision. According to the RadarMission Ltd website ‘ Building Read more…

What’s your type?

If you struggling to take in information when reading, find that you frequently lose your place or inadvertently reread lines, it’s worth taking a few minutes to evaluate the formatting of the material you are reading. With a few simple tweaks to change how the text looks, you may find Read more…

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Yes you scan

During their needs assessment, students struggling with reading speed or comprehension will have a chance to see the possible benefits of using text-to-speech software, such as ClaroRead, to support their reading difficulties. This can work well (check out this meta-analysis for the evidence), removing the need to decode text and Read more…

Letters

Smash your spelling

Do you struggle with spelling? Do you think of the perfect word to express what you are trying to write about, but then think there’s no way you’ll be able to spell it correctly and so choose something less suphistacated sofistacated sophastikated good? Students eligible for the Disabled Students Allowances Read more…

Hit the highlights

Texthelp Read&Write is a popular literacy program available to students eligible for the Disabled Students Allowances, providing a range of features to support reading and writing difficulties. One feature that students really like is the highlighting option. This allows for key points in a text to be highlighted and then Read more…

Typefaces that helps dyslexia

A number of specialist fonts have been designed to help the experience of reading for people with dyslexia or who have difficulties with tracking text when reading. One of these fonts is called Dyslexie and was designed by Dutch graphic designer, Christian Boer, to help support his own reading difficulties. Read more…