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Invention Could Help Students with Dyslexia

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Invention Could Help Students with Dyslexia

An estimated 20 percent of the population – about one in every five people – suffers with some form of reading disability. While words and sounds flow together easily for some, others see jumbled letters and disconnected ideas.

Dyslexia is one type of reading disability. The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as “a cluster of symptoms that result in people having difficulties with specific language skills, particularly reading.” As most young readers progress through school, they evolve from sounding out words and letters to understanding content. A student with dyslexia may struggle without the help of phonics-based reading instruction.

Jamee Miller, who knows first-hand the difficulties of having dyslexia, had a breakthrough idea as she struggled to keep pace with reading in college courses. Miller, with the help of her husband, Payden, developed the Read ‘n Style pen, a smart pen that reads text to individuals through a discreet Bluetooth earpiece.

The Millers assembled a group of individuals, known as The Hidden Abilities Team, to help Jamee’s dream come true. The Read ‘n Style pen is currently in development. To learn more, visit www.hiddenabilities.org.

 

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