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School Leaders, Teachers, Technology

Diagnostic Assessments – When is the right time?

Diagnostic assessments are the only way in which dyslexia can be formally identified. By providing a clear picture of someone’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses they can pave the way for more effective support, whilst also providing evidence for access arrangements, funding applications or even employment adjustments. But, how do you know when it is the right time to refer your child or pupil for a diagnostic assessment?

School Leaders, Technology

Can AI improve literacy rates?

In the following blog post, Bernadette McLean the former Principal of the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, discusses how new technology can help teachers to dig deeply into what is really going on when children read, paving the way for the much earlier identification of literacy barriers in the classroom.

School Leaders, Teachers, Technology

Lexplore Analytics at Bett 2020!

For the first time at Bett (stand NJ58), we will unveil a secondary school version of our unique assessment which uses the latest in AI and eye tracking technology to help teachers accurately assess attainment and spot children encountering difficulties within minutes…

School Leaders, Teachers, Technology

Reflecting on my first term at Lexplore!

Earlier this year we were thrilled to welcome Dona Stevenson, who after 14 years working with the British Dyslexia Association, joined the Lexplore team as our Training and Education Specialist. In the following post Donna reflects on how first term at Lexplore has certainly whizzed by, in a frenzy of meeting schools, learning about AI and eye tracking technology, as well as attending TES SEN South and launching an exciting webinar programme!

Teachers, Technology

AI – Unlocking potential in the classroom!

For the 148,000 children who leave primary school every year unable to read well the secondary classroom can be a daunting place, especially with many subjects now increasingly content heavy. As Lexplore consultant and teacher of 29 years Mark Fraser describes in his recent article, which was published in The Technology and Innovation Magazine by The Teach Company, many children enter the secondary classroom brimming with ideas and ready to engage but the difficulties they face when it comes to reading and writing often hold them back…

Teachers, Technology

AI and Tomato Sauce!

A bit like spaghetti and tomato sauce we cannot have artificial intelligence without algorithms! But, even though we might hear these phrases often you are definitely not alone if you find yourself wondering exactly what people mean when they refer to them. So what are algorithms and how on earth can they be trained to determine reading attainment?

Teachers, Technology

(A)I spy with my little eye!

We all know that the early identification of reading difficulties can transform a child’s whole experience of education. However, the complexity of reading is often underestimated and specific difficulties are not always easy to spot…