All Press Releases for March 24, 2021

New Century and Noah Text Launch Lessons to Help Students with Dyslexia

Unique lesson design supports dyslexic students of all ages

"We are thankful to New Century for developing these lessons and making them available to schools and parents," said Sarah Blodgett, President of Noah Text LLC.

    SCRANTON, PA, March 24, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- New Century Education Foundation and Noah Text LLC today announced the immediate availability of Noah Text® lessons as part of New Century's Intelligent Tutoring System, enabling teachers to help students of all ages with dyslexia to work toward reading fluency. According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, approximately 20% of the U.S. population struggles with symptoms of dyslexia, which makes up 80% of learning disabilities.

"We have been working with New Century for a year to develop lessons to help older students with dyslexia using Noah Text®. Noah Text® enhances reading fluency, stamina, and independence by highlighting critical word patterns within text," said Associate Professor Troy Mariage of Michigan State University's Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education.

Noah Text® was designed based on the fact that the English writing system is one of the most irregular and complex writing systems in the world, requiring two to three times more reading instruction time and practice compared to most other languages. Studies also show this complexity leads to much higher rates of dyslexia. Noah Text® simulates predictable writing systems by guiding the reader toward the most critical patterns in English, bringing predictability to a system that is otherwise very complex. Noah Text® is a patent pending method that alleviates the burdens an irregular writing system puts on decoding, cognition and working memory. Students can focus more on the meaning of the text, while increasing fluency and speed, and while creating a more fluid and relaxed, independent reading experience. Students begin to enjoy reading and begin to read chapter books.

Positive Customer Impact
"Noah Text® is innovative and a real 'game-changer' for those who struggle to read the printed word. Just like large-print books, Noah Text® should be available for all printed materials to alleviate the pain of reading for those with dyslexia."
- Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist

Noah Text® is currently embedded in a series of chapter books entitled The Mystical Years of Franklin Noah Peterson. Teachers have reported that this series of chapter books are often the first chapter books that their dyslexic students have read, providing an extremely rewarding experience for both student and teacher.

In addition to using the book content, the New Century lessons help teach students the orthographic patterns needed to decode more complex words found in the text. Additional supports are embedded in the text to help students with articulation, and the company has added pre-reading, reading and close reading exercises with support features to help the student develop better skills in understanding literal comprehension, main idea and inference.

New Century is a not-for-profit publisher of highly individualized and adaptive instructional software for even the most challenged of students.

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