App to Identify Dyslexia Earlier
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 1233 , Segment 5
Episode: Water Sommelier, Ancient Milk, Human Trafficking
- Dec 31, 2019 11:00 pm
- 15:32 mins
Guest: Devin Kearns, PhD, Associate Professor of Special Education at University of Connecticut and one of the Lead Scientists for the Apprise Project It gets harder and harder to treat dyslexia in children with every year that passes after preschool. Problem is, most kids don’t get diagnosed until they’re around 8 years old. Dyslexia particularly hard to detect in English-speakers, and teachers usually only recognize it once a child fails. That’s why researchers from three universities got together to make an app that will help teachers detect dyslexia in kids at an earlier age. (Orignally aired October 28, 2019).