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The Scanning Pens Pilot Program: here's how a reading pen can make reading levels soar!

The Pilot Program at Scanning Pens is a specialist program where we invite educators in schools, colleges, MATs and LEAs to trial some of our award-winning reading technology for an extended 60 days. Sign up today!

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7 things we've learned from the education experts

We’re committed to supporting professionals working in SEND with free on-demand learning opportunities that help you explore what reading tech can do.

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5 quick ways for dyslexia professionals to connect with the global community this summer!

Whether you’re a seasoned dyslexia expert or if you’re just starting out on your journey, there’s always something amazing going on when you’re part of the global dyslexia community. Here’s how professionals can stay on the ball with it all this summer!

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Reading Pens for Reading Progress: Our latest collab with Twinkl!

We love working with other people whose mission it is to support educators and help learners make the progress they need to succeed. That’s why we’re so pleased to have worked with Twinkl on a brand new Twinkl TeachMeet all about how to leverage reading pens for reading progress!

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Year 6 SATs Preparation Plan: Stronger Reading, Better Focus

SATs are a nerve-wracking time for everyone: how certain are you that every learner in your class has the confidence and fluency that they need to succeed? Here's how adding a reading pen changes the story.

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Hack the university workload with C-Pen Reader 2!

To put our flagship reading support to the test, we’ve taken an average week, an average university workload and an average student with reading needs in a UK university, and explored just how the C-Pen Reader 2 can help learners on all kinds of courses take control of their university workload, beat the pressure, and take on the task at hand.

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Our Guide to A2W: understanding Access to Work dyslexia support

The Access to Work Grant can help you find or stay in work if you’ve got a physical health condition, a mental health condition, a neurodiversity or a disability. How does it all work in terms of dyslexia support in the workplace?

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George Dixon Primary School Research Project

“There was a big difference in the scores before using the scanning pens and after the eight-week period, some of these children were making more than a year’s progress in certain areas as they had the skills now to approach those assessments with more confidence.”

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5 ways assistive tech can transform working with dyslexia

Reading is by far one of the most common areas where people with dyslexia can find that they struggle. And from emails to messages, white papers and social media sites, some jobs can necessitate a lot of it.

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KS2 SATs results 2023: as it happened and what it means

On Tuesday, we found out the KS2 SATs results for 2023. Amongst the celebrations (and we wholeheartedly advise many celebrations!), we’re also wondering how learners fared, what these results tell us, and what these results might reveal about the support landscape learners are experiencing in 2023.

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5 ways the right college reading aid saves students time!

Welcome to college! It’s exciting and liberating, but it can also feel like there just isn’t enough time, especially if you’ve got reading differences like dyslexia. Luckily, we’ve found the answer in the C-Pen Reader 2.

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Scanning Pens on the Road! What we learned at Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School in Telford…

Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School has a glowing track record in award-winning provision for learners with Special Educational Needs.

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The truth about participation and reading needs in England

What’s the literacy landscape like where you are, and how can it inform reading support strategies? We’re taking a deep dive into reading skills and participation in education across the UK and exploring where our most prevalent literacy inequalities lie.

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Literacy accessibility with C-Pen Secure Reader 2

How can a little blue reading pen support the corporate world on its accessibility journey, as well as keep your sensitive data locked up tight?

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How Secure Reader 2 supports reasonable adjustments in the Workplace

When an employer is fulfilling their obligation of dyslexia support, it’s extremely likely that those changes would fall under the scope of reasonable adjustments for dyslexia that they’re expected to finance themselves as a provider of employment. This means that those adjustments can’t be paid for by the Access to Work Grant, although assistive technology procurement is still available under other circumstances via Access to Work funding.

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Literacy and prison: understanding reading rehabilitation

Literacy and prison have somewhat of a reverse symbiotic relationship: individuals with low literacy have a far higher risk of entering the justice system. If literacy levels can be raised during that period, the low literacy stimuli (most prominently struggling to find employment and social isolation) are removed from that individual’s life, meaning that they’re no longer limited to the options that may have directed them toward criminality in the first place.

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How do we combat reading anxiety after KS2 SATs results?

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Supporting dyslexic colleagues to smash their targets

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The big exam cram: last-minute revising with dyslexia

Cramming – last-minute, high-intensity revising – isn’t usually a form of revision that learners with dyslexia find themselves drawn to.

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Understanding dyscalculia better this exam season

It’s widely agreed that about 10-20% of the population have dyslexia. It’s also thought that around 20% of the population have dyscalculia, but the numbers skew when we look at co-occurring conditions: around 60% of people who have dyslexia also have dyscalculia, so there is a higher instance in the dyslexic population.

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