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2016 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T33 - Ongoing Research on a Multilingual Online Screener for Dyslexia

Oct 27, 2016 4:30pm ‐ Oct 27, 2016 5:30pm

Standard: $20.00


We designed a browser-based screener, Dytective, to detect risk of dyslexia across different alphabetic languages. Dytective consists of a variety of linguistic exercises based on analysis of a large corpus of errors made by people with dyslexia. Results of two studies of Dytective, one with English-speaking children and the other with Spanish-speaking children, demonstrated significant differences on measures of rate and number of errors between children with and without diagnosed dyslexia for both languages. Using the data collected in these studies, we implemented a statistical model that is able to predict whether or not a child has a diagnosis of dyslexia with 85.85% accuracy.


  • Luz Rello, Ph.D., Special Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University & Founder, Change Dyslexia, HCI Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

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