Kilkenny tech entrepreneur, Brendan Morrissey has launched a specialist smartphone application dedicated to providing support for those living and working with Dyslexia and ADHD.
iDyslexic has been rolled out to users across Ireland, with firm plans in place to assist children suffering with Dyslexia and ADHD across the globe.
Following 18 months in development, iDyslexic is an easy-to-use digital platform that allows the Child, Parent, Teacher and Case Worker to log into a secure classroom to aid continuous support and development.
The app also expands into a social network for anyone at any age living with Dyslexia and/or ADHD. Here, users can connect directly, upload content and communicate with Dyslexic associations around the World, receiving direct support from a host of experienced and supportive mentors.
On discussing the launch of the platform, Founder Brendan Morrissey explained: “This has been a long journey for me. I left school at 15 because there was no diagnosis for Dyslexia-ADHD at that time, meaning I have always had to battle my way through seemingly simple tasks, such as reading and writing.”
“Through iDyslexic, we are working hard to build a community that supports children across the globe and shows them they are not alone in their struggles, moving away from the negative aspects of the condition. As many as one in ten children suffer with Dyslexia, some say one in five, so we need to provide a platform that explains it’s not going to hold them back, and that their creativity and different way of thinking will be a huge benefit throughout their life.”
The new platform has also received support from a number of profiled individuals, including BBC Apprentice Winner, Mark Wright, who openly discusses his struggle with dyslexia, together with the Dyslexic Association of Ireland.