Dyslexia affects writing, reading, and organizational skills. Physicians play a crucial role in recognizing children with dyslexia. With proper guidance and assessment, dyslexia can be properly diagnosed.
A series of standardized reading and spelling tests can be used to diagnose dyslexia. Also, researchers have shown that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scan can detect brain structure irregularities often linked to dyslexia.
There are methods that can help dyslexic children improve their reading and writing skills. Intervention programs have helped “at-risk” children increase their reading and writing comprehension.
According to the British Dyslexia Association, assistive technologies have also provided opportunities to develop skills, improve life quality, and gain independence.
Today, some softwares, such as text-to-speech and speech-to-text programs, spell checking, screen color overlay tools, and reading comprehension tools have been developed for kids with dyslexia and other literacy difficulties.
Claro has integrated specially designed software into conventional apps found in iPhones, Android, Mac, and Windows computers, helping dyslexic individuals achieve independence and academic success.
While these tools can never take the place of parents and educators in helping a child learn how to read, they can be useful and practical supplementary teaching support for optimized learning.