BrightStar Reader Debuts in the USBy Hohenbrink, Mike; T.H.E. Journal (Technology Horizons in Education),
Publication Date: March 28, 2012
Article features BrightStar Reader, an online application designed to help students with learning disabilities improve reading and comprehension. The application is designed for students with difficulty reading such as those with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and attention deficit disorders. Designed like a game, the application helps students recognize sight words, also known as high frequency words and instant words, that more advantaged readers know immediately. The training in sight words is done by means of visual stimulation which allows retraining of the nervous system, according to its British maker, BrightStar Learning, which reports that its use results in an average effective increase in reading levels between four months and one year. Designed to run on any standard computer, the application does not require additional equipment or special technology.
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