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Ex-dyslexic develops learning app

Ori’s dyslexia prevented him from reading until he was 12 years old. Now 33, he is CEO of GiantLeap, an Israeli startup developing the very tool that could have helped him. The iPad system combines video games with a questionnaire … Continue reading

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Why some dyslexics are good readers

Researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of California have identified the reason for some dyslexics having low decoding skills but high reading comprehension. Dyslexics with a high neuron density in the left DLPFC of their frontal brain were … Continue reading

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A pen for dyslexics

I’ve reported previously (see here) about Israeli help for dyslexics. Now Israeli startup Wizcomtech has developed a reading pen that scans text and breaks words down into syllables using a digital voice. It then gives synonyms for the words to … Continue reading

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Discovery can help diagnose dyslexics

Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists have discovered that dyslexics have a shorter implicit memory than non-dyslexics. On hearing a sound repeated sometime later, dyslexics failed to recognize it.  The findings pave the way to early diagnosis and intervention. http://new.huji.ac.il/en/article/33409 https://elifesciences.org/content/6/e20557

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Smartphone spellchecker for dyslexics

(Thanks to Uri) Israel’s Ghotit has just released the Android version of its spellchecker for dyslexics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYVkcENo0mE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6yo9hrwRz8

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Speech therapy for special needs

Israel’s Ampliospeech has developed a digital intervention platform for special education students. Originally addressing dyslexics, Amplio uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to improve the speech-language capabilities of all children with special needs. https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3903092,00.html https://www.ampliospeech.com/

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Changing Charedi education

The Bnei Brak organization Achiya is changing the lives of thousands of Charedi children and their families. Achiya employs 250 trained professionals to help over 8600 children with learning difficulties ranging from ADHD to dyslexia to down syndrome. http://www.baltimorejewishlife.com/news/news-detail.php?SECTION_ID=37&ARTICLE_ID=77033

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See hear for the latest from Orcam

Israel’s Orcam – developers of the speaking glasses for the visually impaired – have been busy.  Activities include demonstrating the MyReader product at the British Dyslexia Association’s International Conference in Oxford.  And launching MyEye for Hebrew speakers. http://www.orcam.com/blog/httpwww-orcam-combloghttpwww-orcam-comblogorcam-in-the-community-2/

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