New method for screening children with reading difficulties

Intended for primary schools, this method provides early, fast, and accurate identification of children at risk of dyslexia and safely rules out those not at risk.

2 min. screening / student

It takes less than two minutes to screen a student, and no manual scoring is required. Screening is performed on-site by Optolexia staff.

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Unique swedish research

Our method is based on scientific research showing that dyslexia and reading difficulties are reflected in irregular eye movements during reading. The method was developed from research conducted at the Marianne Bernadotte Centre at Karolinska Institutet.

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No post-test tasks

Screening is performed on-site by Optolexia staff. Results are also presented via the Optolexia web portal, where they can be viewed as municipal, school or classroom statistics.

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Left image shows the eye movement pattern of a child at low risk of dyslexia. Right image shows the pattern of a child at high risk.


How it works

The Optolexia method is based on scientific research showing that dyslexia entails irregular eye movements while reading. We use the latest technology to map eye movements with precision while the student reads a short text on a computer screen.

It is important to note that dyslexia is not a visual impairment or eye movement problem. It stems from difficulties in phonological processing and word decoding. These difficulties, however, are reflected in disruptive eye movement patterns during reading, which makes eye tracking a useful method for identifying individuals at risk.

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Or make an appointment for a thorough demonstration or proposition for your school/municipality.
Fredrik Wetterhall  |  CEO  |  |  +46 707 73 93 49
Tolga Demir  |  CMO  |  |  +46 707 25 04 25

Dyslexia & reading difficulties

Dyslexia affects about every fifteenth child, which entails 1-2 students in every classroom.

Living with dyslexia

The ability to read and write is essential in today’s society. To live with dyslexia is therefore a major disadvantage.

Early identification is crucial

Many individuals with dyslexia are not identified until after several years in school, often in late secondary school or high-school. With appropriate professional support during the first years of school, dyslexic students can advance their reading skills enough to succeed in school.

Current methods?

According to the Swedish Institute for Health Technology (SBU, 2014), few of the tests currently applied worldwide have been scientifically evaluated.

Short film about Optolexia

Produced by Microsoft

Born out of research

As a company passionate about Reading Research, it is our mission to counter the negative effects of dyslexia. Our new screening method identifies children with reading and writing difficulties so that appropriate measures can be taken early. The method is based on over 25 years of scientific research on how dyslexia manifests itself in eye movements. Optolexia is the outcome of a governmentally funded innovations project and founded with support from the Innovations Department of Karolinska Institutet (KI), where the company founders are active (Marianne Bernadotte Centre).

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