Polytechnic Students Create Gadget to Help Dyslexic Children


Learning the ABCs may come naturally to most children, but for those with dyslexia, differentiating the small letter “b” from “d” may be challenging because they look similar.

For dyslexic children, the multi-sensory approach to learning — from sight to sound — is a struggle, which is what a team from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) hopes to address with an enhanced teaching tool.

Called the ProCubeX, the cuboid-shaped gadget works with an application loaded with lesson plans of varying difficulty levels.

The cubes display letters electronically and users use them to spell and form words.

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