My fight to beat dyslexia with french smartphone app

Dyslexia can be a barrier to learning, to qualifications, to social interaction ... but now a neuropsychologist and speech therapist says that is all history

Béatrice Sauvageot has put her 30 years of experience into developing a smartphone app that, she claims, can help anyone in what she describes as the “dys constellation”.

That means anyone with dyslexia (difficulty reading), dysorthographia, dysgraphia (both involve difficulty with spelling and/or writing), dyscalculia (difficulty making sense of figures), dyspraxia (difficulty with coordination), and dysphasia (difficulty speaking).

Nearly a quarter of people (24%) have one of these learning disabilities, she said.

“On a scan, you can see which brains have the disorders. In fact, having a brain like this is a major plus. It means heightened senses – it is why their senses get overwhelmed and scramble things.

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