We have an extensive range of assistive learning technology, each packed with features catering to specific literary and educational needs.
Understanding Neurodiversity and its Impact on Your District
Neurodiversity is an umbrella term which covers a wide range of learning and behavioural difficulties, including:
It’s estimated that 750,000 Canadian school children are struggling with dyslexia, and the challenge facing these young people is the amount of support readily available within their community and district.
We at Scanning Pens know the importance of ensuring students struggling with literacy have the necessary tools to both read and study with confidence.
The Importance of Early Intervention
Living with dyslexia or other neurodivergent disorders at a young age can prove to be challenging as you make your way through the education system. Certain cognitive and communication skills typically develop during the first three years of a person’s life, so early intervention is the most effective strategy.
Common signs of Dyslexia to look for:
Fluctuation of mood
Forgetting starting points
By recognizing any issues early on in their development and starting the relevant support straight away, the better it is for the student.
Scanning Pens has done some amazing work with school boards across the whole of Canada, helping bring our range of reading supports into their institutions. The positive impact of assistive technology cannot be denied. It has created more inclusivity amongst students with learning difficulties, helping to nurture their development and instil a love of reading.
“I had a grade 8 student, who is reading at a level 4, use the ReaderPen™ on Friday to access information from a book. His grade 8 class is discussing the Holocaust and he has shown a great interest. He was excited to be able to “read” the book, and said, “That pen’s pretty cool!”
- Resource Teacher - Simcoe County District School Board
“We currently have 23 ReaderPens that are being used by students with low incidence designations. The ReaderPens are signed out each term throughout the year by different schools. The feedback has been very positive. Everyone says that students K-12 are benefitting from them.”
- Cori Christensen - District Consultant, Inclusive Education Services - SD23 - Elementary & Middle School Low Incidence
Introducing Scanning Pens to Your District
Our top of the range assistive reading technology gives accessible support to those who struggle with literacy. Our goal is ensuring people of all ages gain much needed confidence and boost their self-esteem in academia. With the use of our pens, it can prevent reading anxiety and give students the ability to read in class without the need for a human reader.