Worth School wins Dyslexia Action and Assistive Solutions' BETT 2016 Literacy for All competition

Top Quote Following Dyslexia Action and Assistive Solutions' successful showcasing of their complimentary literary solutions as a one-stop shop at BETT 2016, the two companies closed the show by drawing out the winner for their Literacy for All competition. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) February 05, 2016 - Worth School in West Sussex is the lucky winner and will benefit from a 25 user licence for 1 year of Units of Sound, along with a place on the Practitioner's Course to understand how to gain the most benefit from the literacy solution. The school will also receive a site licence for WordQ SpeakQ which will include home access so that the software can be used at home by pupils.

    Dyslexia Action's product, Units of Sound (www.unitsofsound.com), is a second chance literacy programme aimed at helping all individuals from the ages of 8 to adult, who have difficulties with reading, spelling, memory and writing skills. It uses multi-sensory teaching methods via a cloud-based computer programme that can be accessed at school, at home or anywhere with internet access, promoting independent learning and building on literacy skills. Dyslexia Action hopes that it will offer a tool to pupils at Worth school that need to build on their literacy skills.

    WordQ SpeakQ is an easy-to-use literacy tool that provides Word Prediction, Speech Recognition and Spoken Feedback. SpeakQ is an add-on that provides forgiving on-demand speech recognition; it is designed for those who can type but have trouble with writing and spelling. With permission, WordQ SpeakQ can be used as an alternative to a scribe for exams.

    The two software packages dovetail to offer reasonable adjustments for those with learning differences, whilst at the same time providing literacy improvement. Both products empower student independence.
    Catherine Latham, Head of Learning Support at Worth School said: "We are delighted to have won the competition as it will really help support our students with Dyslexia."

    For further details, high resolution images and interview opportunities contact: Nicola Amoroso, Marketing and Communications Manager, Dyslexia Action
    T 01784 222 353 E namoroso ( @ ) dyslexiaaction dot org dot uk
    Alex Domanevskaya, Assistive Solutions,
    T 020 3519 8000 E alex ( @ ) as-dsa dot com

    Dyslexia Action is a national charity that works to change lives by:
    Supporting Improvement in Education Provision;
    Providing direct support to individuals;
    Leading the agenda for change.

    We are the UK's leading provider of services and support for people with dyslexia and literacy difficulties, specialising in assessments, teaching, training and consultancy. We also develop and distribute teaching materials and undertake research. Dyslexia Action operates in over 100 locations across Great Britain.

    Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty that affects auditory memory and processing speed which impacts on literacy development, mathematics, memory, organisation and sequencing skills to varying degrees. Dyslexia can occur at any level of intellectual development. It is neurological in origin and is seen to run in families. It affects up to 10% of the UK population at some level and can affect anyone of any age and background.

    www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk; Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

    Assistive Solutions is a Social Enterprise that provides cost effective software, hardware and training to facilitate people's work and study. As an organisation we are focused on using simple strategies and specialist tools to accelerate work/learning. WordQ SpeakQ, used in North America for over a decade is a quick, invaluable literacy tool that has resounding success for those in need of literacy support.

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