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Orange Neurosciences ReadON Uses AI To Help People With Learning Difficulties and Dyslexia

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Day in and day out we bring you the stories of education technology companies who’s primary goal is to impact student success. From time to time we come across amazing companies that are using the power of technology to enhance the lives of students with learning difficulties, disabilities and even dyslexia.

The struggles for students and even adults with learning difficulties are dyslexia stretch well beyond having problems with reading. There is a level of frustration that can’t really be compared to anything else. It’s a natural instinct to want to be able to solve problems, get through school work or even handle day to day business without the help of another person.

It’s also important to realize that many people with learning difficulties, disabilities and dyslexia are extremely intelligent which further compounds this frustration.

Similarly to the autism spectrum, there is a wide range of learning difficulties and even degrees of which folks suffer from dyslexia. There’s not a one size fits all cure. Which is often the mentality that has plagued technology companies trying to develop solutions to improve people’s lives.  Orange Neurosciences, a Canadian startup, realizes this.

Their platform, ReadON, is an AI based neuroscientific computer program for people with learning difficulties. It’s a fifteen week program of targeted cognitive training and reading instruction. They’ve designed the program to be readily available on any device. They’ve also developed ReadON for children, teenagers and even adults.

Students

By the third grade students are expected to be reading to learn as opposed to learning to read. It’s assumed that by the third grade students shouldn’t need help putting basic words, sentences and paragraphs together. For those with learning difficulties and dyslexia it can be a very frustrating time.

In students, ReadON is designed for anyone ages 6 and over who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Their reading age appears to have reached a plateau and falls further and further behind with each passing year.
  • They have been diagnosed with dyslexia or a learning disorder.
  • They have trouble picking up the skill due to ADHD or ASD.
  • They have difficulty carrying out oral instructions.
  • They have poor reading, spelling or writing skills.
  • They have good reading skills but can’t recall what they’ve read.
  • Their reading skills are normal but they feel discomfort or suffer from fatigue when reading.
  • They have poor working memory.
  • They feel uncomfortable looking at black letters on white paper, or white letters on a blackboard.
  • They have eye movement control problem

Adults

The ReadON program for adults is designed specifically to help adults who’ve struggled with reading, pick up their reading skills and get better post-secondary school results. ReadON is designed to help adults with reading skills specifically to advance their careers and succeed in everyday life.

ReadON for adults is designed for anyone who meets these criteria:

  • They struggled with reading and decode one word at a time.
  • They have been diagnosed with dyslexia or a learning disorder.
  • They have trouble picking up the skill due to ADHD or ASD.
  • They have difficulty carrying out oral instructions.
  • They have poor reading, spelling or writing skills.
  • They have good reading skills but can’t recall what they’ve read.
  • Their reading skills are normal but they feel discomfort or suffer from fatigue when reading.
  • They have poor working memory.
  • They feel uncomfortable looking at black letters on white paper or white letters on a blackboard..
  • They have eye movement control problems.

ReadON takes a unique approach to reading. The cloud based software itself is able to gauge where the user is and naturally adapts to help them progress at their speed in ways that help learning flourish.

Find out more about how Orange Neurosciences and ReadON is using artificial intelligence to help readers at FETC 2018 in Orlando, January 23-26th, booth #2011C and online at orangeneurosciences.ca

 

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