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Square Panda™ and Andre Agassi Announce Readvolution: a Groundbreaking Dyslexia Assessment Initiative

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 marzo 2018

Square Panda and Andre Agassi today announced Readvolution, a new initiative by the Andre Agassi Early Childhood Neuroscience Foundation that aims to drive innovation in dyslexia assessment and intervention. Readvolution plans to engage scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Weill Institute for Neurosciences to produce the first scientifically validated technology for scalable universal screening of dyslexia. The initiative will foster innovation in neuroscience research to create new educational tools for dyslexia assessment and intervention with the goal of providing each child access to high-quality education.
Dyslexia is a specific learning difference in reading with neurobiological origin that affects as much as 17 percent of all children in the United States1. While early intervention is known to be highly effective, dyslexia often goes undetected until late elementary school years when effectiveness of intervention is greatly reduced. Specifically, research has shown that each year of delay in assessment can reduce the effectiveness of evidence-based quality reading intervention by as much as 50 percent. In an effort to intervene and provide every child with the opportunity to succeed, Andre Agassi has formed the Andre Agassi Early Childhood Neuroscience Foundation to help fund the research and development of early literacy apps led by UCSF scientists. The Foundation’s mission is to maximize learning success in early childhood in an effort to tackle disparities through innovation in the neuroscience of learning. Together the parties will apply the latest scientifically proven assessments and interventions to empower every dyslexic child, regardless of their socio-economic status, language background or access to education, to achieve their true potential.Square Panda, a Silicon Valley-based educational technology company and maker of an award-winning phonics learning system, is the first corporate partner of the Andre Agassi Early Childhood Neuroscience Foundation. Square Panda will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from sales of its multisensory learning system to the effort. As the initiative scales, it seeks additional support from industry leaders to further expand the relevant neuroscience research and create increasingly better tools for assessment and intervention.
The Andre Agassi Early Childhood Neuroscience Foundation, an effort conceptualized by Agassi and Square Panda, will be housed in Silicon Valley and focused exclusively on the work being advanced at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, in collaboration with other future institutional partners, to bring the effort to life. As children engage with the apps during testing, the data will be utilized to further optimize dyslexia assessment. The goal is to provide appropriate interventions to each child as early as possible and prevent a lifetime of consequences associated with reading failure. These include low self-esteem, depression and anxiety around the ability to learn and succeed.

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