Learn Reading with Fun!
Comprehensive app for children aimed at improving their reading, spelling and writing skills
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What is DocLexi TM
DocLexi TM is a comprehensive app for children aimed at improving their reading, spelling, and writing skills. Its objective is to help children learn how to read, spell, and write with fun! It focuses on helping struggling readers and those with early signs of dyslexia. DocLexiTM was developed by dyslexia experts with years of experience in working with children to help improve their reading and spelling skills and is based on proven therapeutic concepts. The execution of the program is multi-sensory, meaning it is a mix of visual and audio exercises, which progressively build on each other. It has been continuously tested with children during development. For the professionals amongst you, it utilizes visual scanning and tracking, visual spatial, recall, sequencing, phonological processing, and phonics (encoding and decoding).
Lori Johnston (M.A., CCC-SLP, Licensed Speech Language Pathologist), who developed the concept for DocLexiTM, says: ”My 25+ years of experience in working with children who have reading and writing difficulties has enabled me to help create an app called DocLexiTM. It has always been my dream to provide children with a tool that makes it easier and more fun for them to overcome their learning difficulties. DocLexiTM is the result of that dream and I am excited to see it come to life.”
There is a consumer version available for children and their parents, as well as a professional version for specialists, therapists, and teachers. The professional version provides for a seamless integration with a therapist by allowing them to customise the app to meets the child’s needs and track progress by logging into the administration tool in their browser.
The DocLexiTM Team developed a machine that helped children learn to read, spell, & write. The Outer Space Mixer Monsters stole the machine, broke it apart, & hid the pieces all over the world. The DocLexiTM team is travelling & completing tasks to find the parts to the machine. On all your missions, you are accompanied by DocLexiTM and his friends. In each game, you can also earn coins to customise your own avatar friend, give him a name and change his looks and outfits. It’s seriously fun!
Importantly, the exercises themselves will be void of any “unnecessary” distraction. They will focus on developing the skill, making sure the child is focusing on that only.
Two Target Groups
DocLexiTM delivers the most comprehensive app to improve children’s reading, spelling, and writing skills. It is available as a consumer version for children and their parents and as a professional version, e.g. for speech therapists and teachers (SENCOs – special educational needs coordinators), language/speech therapists, reading specialists, teachers, physicians and (elementary) schools (K-4). The professional version provides for a seamless integration (with a therapist or teacher) by allowing them (therapists) to customize the app to the child’s needs and track (its) progress, by logging into their browser.
DocLexiTM is a program that holistically develops the brain skills needed to “overcome” dyslexia. It employs a bottom-up approach that blends across the total needs of a child starting with auditory and visual processing combined with short term and working memory skills. It then incorporates developing phonological processing skills as well as building phonics skills. The goal of this program is to build the brain patterns & skills needed to learn to accurately spell words, fluently read, and quickly comprehend written text.
Reason to Believe
The execution of the program is multi-sensory, meaning a mix of visual and audio exercises, which progressively build on each other. The exercises include visual scanning & tracking, visual spatial, memory/recall (working and short-term memory), sequencing, phonological processing, & phonics (encoding & decoding).
- Effective exercises, developed by speech and language therapists specializing in dyslexia and executed by experienced game designers
- The concept combining visual and audio approaches ensures that the individual child’s needs are reflected
- A consistent design building on transport element ensures continuity reducing the risk of distraction
- Childlike graphics ensure a fun factor so children enjoy using the app
- DocLexiTM and his friends accompany the child throughout all the exercises
- In each game, (you can earn coins) coins are earned to customize your own avatar friend, give him a name, and change his looks and outfits
- Easy log-in via app independent of where you are
- DocLexiTM uses Open Dyslexic Font – Copyright (c) 2003 by Bitstream, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bitstream Vera is a trademark of Bitstream, Inc.