This Young Scientist is Using Technology to Help Dyslexics
A young dyslexic scientist, Luz Rello, was award the prestigious European Young Researchers' Award 2013. Through intensive research, she created a program called Dyswebxia. This program make the internet easily accessible for dyslexics. Dyslexia is a neurological reading disability that is characterized by difficulties with fluent word recognition, as well as poor spelling abilities. It is estimated to affect 10% of the world's population. Luz Rello incorporated many dyslexic friendly applications to help dyslexics have an easier time surfing the web. Her programs consists of different uses of fonts, character, line and paragraph spacing to font size and type, as well as column width, grey scales and color pairs. Her new innovative creation will set a new stage for dyslexics and help them adjust to living with dyslexia.
About Harold Levinson, M.D.
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Great Neck, New York. He is a well known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. His "highly original" research into the cerebellar-vestibular (inner-ear) origins and treatment of dyslexia and related learning, attention-deficit/hyperactivity and anxiety or phobic disorders has evolved over the past four decades. Levinson's concepts encompass the collective insights derived from the examinations, follow-up and successful treatment of over 35,000 children, adults and even seniors and have led to new methods of screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. His expanded theories appear capable of encompassing and/or explaining all reported symptoms as well as most other concepts and experimental data, thus resulting in a truly holistic perspective.
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