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How Do I Get a Dyslexia Test?

It’s estimated that up to 20% of Australians have some degree of dyslexia. While it may not be a serious disease, this disorder can certainly have a detrimental impact on people’s lives. Thankfully, there are ways to find out if you have dyslexia and ways to accommodate this learning disorder. Do you think you or your child might […]

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The Economic Impact of Dyslexia: Education for a Stronger Society

According to a 2017 report on school quality, a 5% increase in cognitive capacity could contribute $12-26 billion to Australia’s GDP.  Increasing cognitive capacity by any measure requires improving school quality. Furthermore, maximising the societal benefits of improved school quality means ensuring all segments of society enjoy those improvements. This includes students with learning disabilities, like […]

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Understanding the Signs of Dyslexia and How to Help Kids Who Have It

Did you know that 1 in 5 people are diagnosed with dyslexia? Dyslexia is more common than most people know. If you’re unsure if your child has dyslexia, then we can help you!  With this guide, you can learn about the signs of dyslexia and understand how to help a child in need. From reading challenges to […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Dyslexic Child

Dyslexia is a condition which causes a person to have trouble with language in several different forms. If your child is dyslexic, he or she may have a lower vocabulary than other children in the same age range, trouble expressing him or herself, experience struggles with reading and may frequently mispronounce words. Act as early […]

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World’s first app screens for Dyslexia in minutes using Artificial Intelligence

Dystech, an Australian start-up that is using the technological power of AI and Machine Learning to solve real-world problems, has created the world’s first app that screens for dyslexia, giving the user a percentage likelihood of having the disorder in just minutes. Individuals with dyslexia have trouble with reading and spelling despite having the ability […]

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Dyslexia and Reaction Time: Why Reading Reaction Time is Important

Dyslexics are arguably some of the most misunderstood people. Despite their innate reading and writing difficulties, they can be as talented and productive as anyone, if not more. In short, dyslexia can affect a person’s reading and writing skills, but that does not affect how smart they really are. According to the Australian Dyslexia Association, […]

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Dyslexia Under 2 minutes

What is dyslexia? You may have asked yourself. How about a video, with just enough info for you to understand Dyslexia. Here is a short video of Hugo, Co-founder @ Dystech. He explains in high-level details what dyslexia is and also, shares his experience has a dyslexic. It is true dyslexia is considered a learning […]

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4 Ways to Encourage a Love of Reading in Young Children

Some children naturally adore reading. Even at a young age, these children sit and look at the pictures in their favourite books rather than play with toys or watch television. Other children are much less enthusiastic; trying to get through a short story with these unexcited readers can be exhausting. If you identify as a […]

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Dyslexia

Why We Should Stop Calling Dyslexia a Disability

If there is one curious thing about dyslexia, it is the fact that society still needs to be educated about it despite the enormity of literature on the subject. Assumptions about it persist.  One of the most common misconceptions about dyslexia is that it is a learning disability rather than a specific learning difference. In […]

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Can dyslexia be cured?

Children are often taught to read and write at an early age. At this stage, they are still working out how to connect letters to the sounds, how to put them in the right order, and how to construct sentences and paragraphs. This development phase is one of the many reasons that dyslexia is often […]