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Multi-Sensory, Tangible Reading System for Children with Dyslexia

Funded by GRAND NCE and McDonnell Foundation

New technologies, such as tangibles and touch tablets with haptic feedback, may provide solutions for helping dyslexic children learn to read. Tangible letters that can be encoded with graphical or haptic information may enable dyslexic children to better decode them. For example, color coding, used by syntheses, may enable reliable 2D decoding. Haptic feedback can be used to encode letters with signature movements. In this project we are exploring these strategies and others. The main research outcome is to determine if any of these strategies improve reading outcomes for dyslexic children.





Dr. Alissa N. Antle: Project Lead and Concept Design

Dr. Kathleen Akins: Project Lead (Dept. of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University)

Dr.Maureen Hoskyn: Project Lead (Faculty of Education Director, Centre for Research on Early Child Health and Education)

Graduate Students

  • Min Fan
  • Emily Cramer
  • Amelia Cole
  • Ying Deng


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Research Interests

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