Speech

How speech recognition is unlocking new opportunities for students with dyslexia

Dyslexia aids: Mark Geremia is the VP and GM for Dragon Professional and Consumer at Nuance – the software giant that's at the forefront of accessible technology.

Mark Geremia is the VP and GM for Dragon Professional and Consumer at Nuance – the software giant that's at the forefront of accessible technology. Here, he discusses the latest advances in speech recognition technology…

Writing and reading are two activities that many of us take for granted. They are among the first things we learn in the classroom and, as such, they play a large part of the subject matter taught throughout our entire schooling. 

Five minute box

The Five Minute Literacy Box and Number Box are very manageable systems for helping children get started along the road towards literacy, and numeracy, and particularly for enabling the early identification of potential specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia. It is an entirely multi- sensory approach, following a ‘hear it, see it, say it, write it’ approach for sounds, irregular keywords and generalised spelling. It gives children an opportunity to learn with confidence and enthusiasm; it also helps prevent those who struggle from being at the back of the line, tailing off and always having to play catch-up.