HundrED.org is a not-for-profit organization that discovers inspiring innovations in K12 education. HundrED’s goal is to help improve education and inspire a grassroots movement through encouraging pedagogically sound, ambitious innovations to spread across the world. Lexplore was appointed one of the world’s 100 most inspiring innovations in education in October 2017.“We got a fast and objective result with Lexplore that the special education teachers and classroom teachers could work with and analyze. This made it possible to do the right interventions. ”- Kent Ylvesson, School Development Leader, Ånge Muncipality, Sweden
Dyslexia is one of the most common language based learning difficulties and can affect up to 10% of the population. Without adequate support, dyslexia can have long term consequences on a child’s life, affecting their learning in the classroom, as well as their self-confidence and future life chances. Children diagnosed with dyslexia early in their school lives have more time and opportunity for the right interventions and support that will allow them to flourish. Although early diagnosis is important, existing methods can be very time consuming and resource intensive as they are carried out manually.
Lexplore was developed by Swedish researchers Mattias Nilsson Benfatto and Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr, scientists at Karolinska Institutet. It’s a screening tool that makes it possible to identify children with reading and writing difficulties early on, using cloud analytics, artifical intelligence and eye tracking technology to help screen for the likelihood of dyslexia or related learning difficulties. This means that schools can intervene quickly and children no longer need to fall behind. The method also provides useful data for schools and districts on children’s general reading and writing ability.