Measure strengths and weaknesses
7 literacy modules measure receptive vocabulary, letter name and sound knowledge, phonological awareness, word reading, and pseudoword decoding,
6 cognitive modules measure inhibition, cognitive flexibility, verbal and spatial working memory, nonverbal reasoning and processing speed.
More modules will be implemented with available funding.
Advantages over other approaches
Our gamified approach provides a scalable solution that is ideally suited for universal school readiness screening. Our app has unique advantages over alternative approaches:
Services provided using the app
Our current app-based services include field testing the app in schools, with educational service providers and pediatricians. Joining our field test gives you early access to our app assessments while helping us validate the app and ensure that we deliver trusted results.
Interested school districts and service providers should contact us.
2017-2018: Field testing:
We will be field testing our literacy and cognitive modules in transitional/pre-kindergarten through grade 2.
Future plans with available funds:
With the vision of Fumiko Hoeft and Roeland Hancock of UCSF brainLENS, the development of a dyslexia screener app was started by funds through a UCSF Resource Allocation Program (RAP) Grant for Digital Health and a UCSF Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Catalyst Award (PI: Roeland Hancock). As it caught interest and consistent with the vision of the UCSF Dyslexia Center, further Phase 1 and 2 funding was provided by UCSF Dyslexia Center through philanthropic giving, so that the app could be a vehicle to bring the center's neuroscience findings to the classroom, clinics and homes. It is around this time in 2016 that we joined forces with Curious Learning (Maryanne Wolf, Robin Morris, Stephanie Gottwald, Tinseley Galyean) and MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research (John Gabrieli) whom we shared similar visions.