Lexibar: a product to discover to help students with a learning disability

In Canada, about two to three children per classroom have written language disorders such as dysphasia or dyslexia.

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Montreal, July 2, 2015 - In Canada, approximately two to three children per classroom have written language disorders such as dysphasia or dyslexia. These learning disabilities are often misunderstood because the symptoms are not always obvious to recognize. The school career then becomes difficult for the pupil: drop in school results, loss of interest in school, loss of self-confidence, anxiety, dropping out of school.

It is in response to this situation that the Quebec company HAYLEM Technologies has recently marketed the Lexibar. It is a specialized bilingual help software for all people with writing and reading difficulties. The technology specifically addresses the most common mistakes made by these people with the help of a word predictor and text-to-speech.

Word prediction, based on phonetics and spelling, allows students to take control of their writing, correct their spelling, and hear what they write. All this with the aim of reducing the risk of dropping out of school and increasing the autonomy and self-confidence of the student.

HAYLEM Technologies is a technology company founded in 2008 in the greater Montreal area. Its field of activity is mainly based on the learning disabilities sector. The company owns Lexibar technology and has a specific objective: to help young people learn by allowing them to use a specialized tool, whether at home or at school.

Lexibar is software that has been developed over 5 years with the help of the National Research Center of Canada as well as local speech therapists. The technology has over 80,000 words and over 20,000 illustrations. Text-to-speech offers 21 different voices in order to hear the different suggestions of the word and guide towards the correct word to use. It is possible to try a full free version for 30 days.

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