Highly Accurate Early Screening Technology for Dyslexia Launches in US Education Market

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2017 07:08 GMT

Lexplore, a Swedish educational technology company announces the launch of its dyslexia and reading difficulties assessment technology in the US. Lexplore’s rollout follows recent studies in the US that support its accuracy. Lexplore allows for schools to discover the risk of dyslexia earlier and with more accuracy so that students can get the learning resources in time.

Top School for Dyslexic Students Partners with Lexplore to Advance Assessment Technology

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2017 06:59 GMT

Lexplore, an educational tech firm with a unique artificial intelligence-based tool for dyslexia screening of young children, has formed a partnership with the Schenck School and the Dyslexia Resource Trust (DRT), to make early dyslexia screening more accessible to elementary school systems.

Artificial Intelligence Breakthrough Leads to Rapid, Early Detection of Dyslexia

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2017 06:40 GMT

It is estimated that 10-20% of the world’s population has dyslexia. Many people with dyslexia are never identified, and struggle all their lives without knowing why. Now a breakthrough technology from Lexplore, a Stockholm-based educational technology company, is able to rapidly screen young readers in their first years of Elementary school and determine if they are at risk for dyslexia or not.

New Swedish dyslexia screening method achieves 90% accuracy in US studies

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2017 14:00 GMT

Lexplore, the Swedish-based educational technology company that is launching its new method for dyslexia screening this year in the US and the UK, has completed validation studies in the US. The studies support an overall accuracy of impressive 90% in predicting the risk of dyslexia.

New name. Same concept.

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2017 13:53 GMT

"The new name Lexplore connote that we take a step from what we do to what we accomplish. A step from technique to person. From instrument to meaning, Fredrik Wetterhall, CEO Lexplore, comments.

The Swedish based edtech company Optolexia is today announcing that they change name to Lexplore. The new name Lexplore puts children’s learning and exploring in focus and what an adventure reading and writing can be, something the founders want every child to experience.

Since a year back, Lexplore's method for the early discovery of dyslexia has already been used successfully by many schools in several Swedish cities, and is currently preparing to be launched in the US and and the UK.

Lexplore offers a new screening method to identify children at risk of dyslexia already in the first years of primary school. Our method makes for confident decisions on whether an individual needs supplementary support, and if further investigation is necessary. This optimizes use of school resources to the benefit of students, staff and community.

“A step from technology to humanity” The Swedish edtech company Optolexia is changing name to Lexplore as part of of their international launch. However, the name change carries no changes in the organization.

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New research supports Optolexia’s method for early identification of dyslexia

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2016 11:21 GMT

Researchers behind the newly-established Swedish company Optolexia have developed a method for early identification of dyslexia that could revolutionize conditions for children whose schooling is adversely affected by reading and writing difficulties. 

Ground-breaking approach to early identification of dyslexia soon ready for UK schools

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2016 09:48 GMT

Concluding final testing rounds in Swedish primary schools earlier this year, Optolexia recently broke the secrecy surrounding their ground-breaking method for the early identification of dyslexia. The company is now setting up for global delivery of that highly valued prerequisite for early intervention – a swift, accurate and cost-effective screening process for primary schools.

“Our vision is to help as many children as possible to make the most of their education and future careers, so quite naturally we have a global scope,” says Fredrik Wetterhall, CEO. “As the UK already has a relatively high public awareness of dyslexia, we’re working hard to be ready to assist UK primary schools by the first half of 2017.”

Using unique data derived from comprehensive academic research, founders Mattias Nilsson Benfatto and Gustaf Öqvist Sejmyr were able to combine eye-tracking technology and analytics based on machine learning and artificial intelligence into a highly efficient and accurate service that requires fewer school resources than traditional screening methods.

The process involves on-site screening by Optolexia staff, in which each pupil reads a short text on a computer screen. The task is easy and comfortable for young children to perform, and takes less than two minutes.

While the pupil reads, an eye-tracking device records eye movement patterns, which are then run through an advanced analytical model trained to distinguish between individuals who are at risk and those who are not. After analysis, individual results as well as group statistics are then made available to the school via a user-friendly interface.

This approach has proved to deliver faster results more objectively and with greater accuracy than traditional screening methods. The individual results enable teachers and administrators to decide on further diagnostic or supportive measures with greater confidence. A further benefit of this computerized recording approach is that it provides group statistics on overall reading abilities – at the classroom level, school level or beyond.

“One might make subjective judgments up to a certain level, but then you really need to know,” says Lena Funseth Norberg, head of the Allsta school in Sundsvall, Sweden. “Optolexia provided a second opinion on which children were at risk of dyslexia and needed support. It added greater certainty and made for safer decisions on our part. The screening results enable special educators and teachers to prioritise children at risk.”

Optolexia offers a new screening method to identify children at risk of dyslexia already in the first years of primary school. Our method makes for confident decisions on whether an individual needs supplementary support, and if further investigation is necessary. This optimizes use of school resources to the benefit of students, staff and community.

Eye-tracking technology, artificial intelligence and decades of academic research enable Optolexia, a Swedish firm, to launch a ground-breaking screening method for early identification of dyslexia. The system is planned to be available in the UK by the first half of 2017.

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