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Children’s Dyslexia Center Chooses Wizcom’s ReadingPen2 and Quicktionary TS Premium


Hand-held literacy support tools designed effectively to boost vocabulary, phonemic awareness, fluency and comprehension for students with Dyslexia

Rosh Ha’ayin - Wizcom Technologies Ltd. (Prime Standard: WZM, IL 0010830706), the global leader in personal, portable, and powerful text scanning dictionaries, translators and Reading Pens, announced today that the Children’s Dyslexia Center of Western Pennsylvania has chosen Wizcom’s literacy support tools as their new support technology for 2012. The ReadingPen 2 and Quicktionary TS Premium hand-held devices will be used by children of all ages, including students transitioning to post-secondary education.

“We provide assistance to children with Dyslexia, using a proven, research-based, multi-sensory approach to learn the basic language skills reading, writing, and spelling. Our goal is to help our students reach their full potential. Wizcom’s support technology complements our existing program and provides our children with an additional tool helping them build confidence and become independent”, said Melissa Merritt, Director of New Castle Children’s Dyslexia Center.

By scanning text, students can see and hear words, lines or paragraphs spoken aloud in English, and are instantly provided with word definitions, synonyms, translations, spelling, and pronunciation via Text-to-Speech technology (with built-in speaker or earphones) to help make reading accessible. The breakthrough literacy support tools can be used with any classroom text, or with content-area courses, providing special needs students with support to help them unlock the reading process.

“Without specialized help, these children face serious obstacles throughout their school career and beyond. Multi-sensory techniques provide children with alternative ways to learn. The Reading Pen and Quicktionary are multi-sensory tools that will help our children overcome obstacles and build a foundation for learning in and out of the classroom”, Merritt continued.

Wizcom Reading and Translation Pens have been validated through research, and support the essential components of reading instruction, as outlined in the US National Reading Panel’s guide,“Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks For Teaching Children to Read” (2001): Phonemic Awareness, Phonic, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Text comprehension.

About Children’s Dyslexia Centers: For over two decades, the Scottish Rite Masons, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, have been national leaders in the effort to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia. With more than 50 active Dyslexia Centers in 13 states, the Children’s Dyslexia Centers tackle the challenge of dyslexia head-on, both by providing free tutoring for children with dyslexia and by training a growing cadre of highly skilled and dedicated tutors.

About Wizcom: Wizcom is a pioneer and world leader in personal, portable, and powerful text scanning Dictionaries and Reading Pens. Our breakthrough suit of hand-held literacy support tools are used to effectively boost vocabulary, phonemic awareness, fluency and comprehension among a wide range of reading levels and learning abilities -- including those who have limited English proficiency and those who have been identified as learning disabled -- and are utilized in thousands of 21st century classrooms throughout the U.S and around the


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