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Girl invents toy to cope with dyslexia

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-03-08 14:15

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The prototype is called Umpees and was developed while Laura was in college. The device can take pictures, record footage or sounds which then can be played back or printed.

The student also created this invention thinking about other dyslexic kids, as it encourages children to learn, be creative and share their experiences.

“With a learning disability, dyslexia, myself, I wanted to help children learn. The Umpees characters encourage children to use their imagination by recording video and sound to capture things that interest them and they can also be used as an MP3 player for children to learn songs or phrases as they listen and repeat back. Any content recorded onto the Umpees can be downloaded onto a computer so that children can share their work with family and friends”, she explained.

The invention is made of three removable parts: top, middle and bottom. So children can mix and match to create their own toys, while copying, writing down or retelling what has happened, which also helps them learning and developing their language skills.

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Laura Young, born in the UK, in 1990, created, in 2012, a toy to help her cope with dyslexia because, as it was hard for her to learn English in school, she didn’t want other kids to grow up with the learning difficulties she had to endure.

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