Technology is helping students with dyslexia succeed

SOUTH WALES, N.Y. (WKBW) - Imagine trying to read and seeing the letters scramble before your eyes. That's the reality for anyone ho struggles with dyslexia. 

Gow School students, Victoria and Nathaniel, know the learning difficulties that come with having dyslexia. 

"Just the way that we read, our brains don't process it the same as people who don't have dyslexia," Victoria said.

They attend the Gow School in South Whales. It's a college-prep boarding school for students grades 6th through 12th with dyslexia and other language based learning disabilities. 

The class sizes are no larger than seven students.

All 145 students at the school get laptops with assistive technology, called Kurzweil and Dragon Naturally Speaking.

Kurzweil highlights text as it reads it out loud. 

"It's not a tool that replaces learning, it's a tool that augments learning," Jeff Poblacki, director of technology, said. 

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