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NAPLAN Test Papers Have Returned Results 8 Weeks Early

NAPLAN test papers have returned earlier than ever. Here's how teachers can use them to boost reading skills and foster better outcomes for all with Reader 2.

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When you recommend C-Pen Reader 2, you’re recommending…

Whether they’ve suspected it for years or it all came a little out of the blue, a dyslexia diagnosis often marks a changing point in people’s lives and the way they see themselves. And from those initial assessment conversations come the building blocks of their support strategy going forward– but it’s still very much the beginning of the path. The next steps are a little more complicated, and it’s a stage where many begin to feel a bit lost.

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George Dixon Primary School Research Project

“There was a big difference in the scores before using the scanning pens and after the eight-week period, some of these children were making more than a year’s progress in certain areas as they had the skills now to approach those assessments with more confidence.”

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Books behind bars: how can reading support change lives?

Both hard data and theoretical studies demonstrate a strong correlation between time spent in a correctional facility and low literacy. It makes sense: when literacy is low and there’s a lack of reading and writing confidence...

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Literacy accessibility with C-Pen Secure Reader 2

How can a little blue reading pen support the corporate world on its accessibility journey, as well as keep your sensitive data locked up tight?

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Supporting dyslexic colleagues to smash their targets

Creating a flexible work environment can also significantly alleviate stress for dyslexic employees. Introducing variable working hours, remote work options, or job-sharing arrangements helps individuals with dyslexia manage their time effectively and work in an environment that suits their needs—and crucially, help them work toward their targets more swiftly and with confidence. People work better when and where they’re comfortable.

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The big exam cram: last-minute revising with dyslexia

Cramming – last-minute, high-intensity revising – isn’t usually a form of revision that learners with dyslexia find themselves drawn to.

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Celebrate 20 years with 20 ways Reader 2 makes a difference.

It’s our 20th Birthday this year and we’re celebrating everything assistive tech can do. Here are 20 of the things we’re proudest of when we see our tech helping readers.

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Exam season: who benefits from C-Pen Exam Reader 2?

C-Pen Exam Reader 2 is an exam-approved assistive reading tool that uses award-winning text-to-speech technology to break down barriers between readers with reading differences and the words on the page.

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Nurturing Secondary School Students to Reading Independence

By making sure that the students were able to use the pens for these activities, she was breaking down barriers that enabled all 7 pupils to use the pens as a normal way of working. Once this was established, the pupils confidently used the pens in lessons and explored how they could access other areas of the curriculum and read and understand subject-specific texts.

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Leaders of assistive technology company both awarded an OBE

Over the last 20 years, Jack Churchill – who himself is dyslexic – and Toby Sutton have built an assistive technology powerhouse at the heart of the dyslexia and special needs communities.

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Should we say ‘dyslexic people or ‘people with dyslexia’?

There is a debate in the global dyslexia community at the moment about whether we should refer to somebody (or ourselves) using ‘they’re dyslexic’ or ‘they have dyslexia’.

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C-Pen Exam Reader 2: reading assistance students can count on

C-Pen Exam Reader 2 is an assistive reading tool that uses award-winning text-to-speech technology to break down barriers between readers with dyslexia and literacy differences and the words on the page.

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What can the Literacy Gap map still tell us about reading?

For 2022 figures, we’re at a disadvantage: The Barbara Bush Foundation data took huge state sample sizes and mined existing data to create a more accurate picture of literacy within localities.

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A short history of assistive technology

November is Assistive Tech Awareness month, and to celebrate, we’re looking at the foundations of assistive technology and how we got to where we are today.

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Reader 2 makes the grade for Teach Primary SEN Award

Reader 2, the UK’s most popular text-to-speech reading pen, placed at the top of the SEN category, awarded to resources and innovation specifically designed to support learners with Special Educational Needs.

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Boost student mental health with C-Pen Reader 2

The reading journey is complicated, especially for those with dyslexia or people learning English – it’s important to find a support system that works every time.

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Which exam boards will let me use a reading pen?

Exams are enough stress without having to worry if you can use your reading support, and how you go about requesting it. That’s why we’ve put together a handy blog with all the answers.

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How reading impacts life chances in Australia

Literacy is a foundational element of getting into work and finding your way in the world. When those skills aren’t supported and fostered as they should be, life chances can narrow and choices close off.

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Why do print books still dominate the reading marketplace?

A staggering number of books are printed each year via traditional publishers and distributors.

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