C-Pen Reader Pen

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The Reader Pen has a simple premise: scan the line of text you are trying to read and it will read it aloud for you, in a human-sounding voice. It uses optical character recognition (OCR). A small OLED display shows the text the device has recognised before storing it in the pen’s memory.

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Does telling and re-telling improve writing?

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In new research conducted by Trina Spencer and Douglas Petersen, the hypothesis being tested is if an improvement in oral narration and language would lead to an improvement of writing skills.

The results support the claim that progress in writing can be made in the absence of typical transcription instruction.

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The Fonz, now best selling author with dyslexia

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You may know Henry Winkler as The Fonz from Happy Days or the “very good” Bluth family lawyer from Arrested Development. Or perhaps, more recently, for his Emmy-winning role as the eccentric acting coach Gene Cousineau on the HBO comedy series Barry.

But what Winkler is most proud of is, he says, may be his least recognized body of work: his best-selling children’s book series Here’s Hank, which follows the adventures and struggles of a dyslexic kid named Hank Zipzer. Winkler, who has dyslexia himself, pulls from his own experiences to write the series along with Lin Oliver.

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3D Printing Tools for Treating Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is not an uncommon disorder, and it affects only writing, not speech or any other aspect of life. It is frequently diagnosed in early childhood, and specialized teaching devices are used to treat it. In a paper entitled “Design and production of plastic parts for read-write didactic equipment using 3D printer,” a group of researchers discusses using 3D printing to design and produce parts of this teaching equipment.

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