How Dystech Leveraged AI Technology to Assess Reading Performance and Dyslexia

Dystech is an Australian-based ed-tech startup that uses artificial intelligence technology to develop a solution for people with reading difficulties to overcome such challenges.

According to information sourced from the Australian Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is estimated to affect some 10% of the Australian population:

“Figures from the National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy (NITL) Australia indicate that half the 34 Bachelor of Education teacher training courses in Australia devoted less than 5% of their four-year curriculum to teaching reading.”

In response to the lack of awareness and teacher training around dyslexia, the time-consuming teaching practices, and the lack of a dependable assessment method that would yield consistent results, Dystech, an Australian ed-tech startup, has the solution. 

Dyscover, Dystech’s online reading assessment platform, is designed to tackle the most pressing concerns regarding dyslexia and reading difficulties.

–  lengthy reading assessment sessions and classes
–  lack of available professionals that would host them, and
–  the readily availability of reading assessment solutions for all Australians. 

Dystech’s platform blends traditional methods of paper-based assessments into a 10 minute online reading test that can be used on any digital device.

As for the lack of dyslexia specialists who would assessment within Australian schools and specialized clinics, Dyscover does not require certification to be used and is an invaluable tool in the fight against early and accurate identification of dyslexia and reading difficulties:

“Dyscover not only allows for the identification of dyslexia, but it reports on the multiple and measurable components that make a competent reader. This empowers health professionals, literacy specialists, schools, and government agencies to provide fast and efficient support to children around the world.

According to the British Dyslexia Association, a single session of dyslexia assessment in specialized agencies can last up to three hours. Given that time is of the essence for early identification of any reading difficulty, Dyscover online tests take less than 10 minutes to complete. 

This allows schools and allied health professionals to examine and support significantly more students with reading difficulties and ultimately screen for dyslexia much faster.

The Dyscover platform utilizes advanced AI-powered technologies to gather data from diagnosed dyslexics and non-dyslexics people in the form of audio recordings; this data is processed by Dystech’s AI algorithm, which learns from those provided recordings. The artificial intelligence then accurately and dependably predicts the likelihood of dyslexia by analyzing audio recordings, the main reading parameters, and the core elements that make a fluent reader:

“With Dyscover’s online reading assessment, you’ll get an accurate score for each of the following six components:

–  word sight fluency
–  accuracy
–  syllabication
–  word reading fluency
–  phonetic decoding, and
–  dyslexia likelihood, 

giving you a solid foundation on which to build, support, and adapt your instruction.”

Teachers, schools, and allied health professionals have an opportunity to access Dyscover by visiting Dystech’s website. A product demonstration is also available with one of Dystech’s specialists who will explain the core features, benefits, and mechanisms of the cloud-based platform. 

More information about Dystech and Dyscover is available on the company’s official website

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