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Read-Aid - An Assistive Reading Tool for Children with Dyslexia

  • Suvarna Rekha
  • Sai Gollapudi
  • Harini Sampath
  • Bipin Indurkhya
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8011)

Abstract

We developed a software application, Read-Aid to help improve reading pattern in children with Dyslexia with visual processing problems. We hypothesized that after a dyslexic child’s interaction with our application, there will be an improvement in their reading speed and comprehension. We compared our results with existing masked-reading intervention approach. A between-group study was conducted with 15 children. Results were significant (p = 0.026) suggesting that our Read-Aid tool has potential as an assistive technology application.

Keywords

Non-linear reading Assistive technology Learning disabilities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suvarna Rekha
    • 1
  • Sai Gollapudi
    • 1
  • Harini Sampath
    • 1
  • Bipin Indurkhya
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute of Information TechnologyHyderabadIndia

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