The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has developed a new in-house website called readable.com to help youngsters who have been diagnosed with dyslexia read, write, and learn normally. The child neurology department has established an online portal for children with dyslexia, a neurological condition that impacts learning, including oral and written language and makes it challenging to comprehend or read words and/or numbers.
“This website will help them read, write and learn like normal children. It is also going to help parents of dyslexic children. Once the parents get familiarised with the app or website, they can teach their children to overcome difficulties in reading and writing,” said Dr Shefali Gulati, professor, department of child neurology.
AIIMS has done a research on 44 children who had undergone functional magnetic resonance imaging (F-MRI) while utilising the app before launching the website. The findings indicated that most of the children learned languages and vocabulary just like other children of their own age.
According to Gulati, the app’s eight modules, which are creatively presented and cover various language-learning topics, will enable children use artificial intelligence to read, write, and explain things like other children. The app was developed with assistance from IIT-Delhi. This app was a result of a previous partnership between AIIMS and IIT-Delhi to create programmes focused on innovation and rehabilitation.
Despite the fact that there is no cure for dyslexia, early diagnosis and treatment can boost children’s reading and writing skills. Before a child starts school, it can be challenging to identify dyslexia symptoms, but there are several warning signs that may point to the condition. Experts claim that some genes that have an impact on how the brain processes language and reading have been linked to dyslexia. These genes also tend to run in families.
While most children can read by kindergarten or first grade, dyslexic children usually struggle to understand the fundamentals of reading by that point. Reading problems from childhood persist into adulthood when dyslexia is left undiagnosed and untreated.