The Understanding Of Fractions And The Mutual Translation between fractions and decimals is always a great challenge for pupils in Year 6. Until now, we have not been able to meet this need for learners with our Calcularis learning system. That’s about to change with the latest evolution of our Read more…
We were so pleased with the feedback from the pilot project that we thought we’d share the interview with Yvonne Götz Peter and Viola Schönenberger with you. At first, Jasmin had only planned an end of Pilot evaluation with the participating teachers from Basel. However, this quickly developed into a Read more…
Dybuster’s software Orthograph was developed in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The principles behind the software came from neuroscience and computer science. An important part of the development process was rigorous user testing: how well did the software actually work? Did Orthograph really help dyslexics improve their spelling and reading?
Dybuster software is designed to allow children to practice reading and math independently. Orthograph and Calcularis guide the user through a series of learning games that increase with difficulty according to a child’s progress and learning needs. The software has been shown to help children with dyslexia and dyscalculia improve their spelling and math skills.
Judging quantities, performing simple arithmetic, picturing numbers on a number line: all of these tasks can cause severe frustration to someone with dyscalculia. Math problems that pose no difficulty to their peers, can seem incomprehensible to dyscalculic children.
Markus told of his own experience as the father of a dyslexic and as a computer scientist looking for ways to help students with dyslexia.
People express themselves in so many ways: through the clothes they wear, their taste in music and television shows, and, very importantly, the words they use. Our vocabulary makes up an intrinsic part of who we are. There are the words we use with our family, the words we use at school, and the words we use for work. This mix of words is unique to each individual.
Orthograph software was developed around the concept of a link between dyslexia and difficulty in mapping spoken language to written language. This difficulty is known in neuroscience as the phonological deficit.