Published On: Sun, Feb 24th, 2019

Dyslexia: A hidden disability that could be treated with the help of Artificial Intelligence

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Dyslexia is caused by a different wiring of our brains. While it has no relationship to intelligence (Thomas Edison, Steven Spielberg, Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein and Charles Schwab were all dyslexic), it can make reading and early learning more difficult. 

Children diagnosed with Dyslexia early on have more time to get the interventions they need to flourish in learning.  So, how can AI disrupt this problem so that educators and parents can help these kids early on?

As many as 10 to 15 percent of school-age children are dyslexic, and the International Dyslexia Association estimates that there are 1 billion people with dyslexia worldwide. In a new interview with C. M. Rubin, creator of The Global Search for Education and founder of CMRubinWorld, Fredrik Wetterhall, the co-founder of Lexplore, discusses the new technological advances in the AI sector that provide screening for evaluating students’ reading levels.

Lexplore uses the latest artificial intelligence technology to better recognize dyslexia in children early on in their academic careers. According to Wetterhall, the educator can “visualize the cognitive process that is happening when a child reads.”

Lexplore’s use of eye gaze data gives teachers “a clear view of reading,” as it allows them to see “how the child is reading and how the struggles of dyslexia impact the reading process.” He adds that scientists are at “the embryonic stages of what artificial intelligence is capable of doing.”


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Fredrik Wetterhall is the CEO and co-founder of the rapid reading assessment tool, Lexplore. Lexplore is an innovative rapid reading assessment. It’s powered by eye-tracking and artificial intelligence technologies. In just 2 minutes, a teacher is able to obtain a student’s reading level. This unique high-tech process provides teachers with real-time data for intervention that directly correlates to a student’s reading capability.

CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers. 

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