Hi, Prof. Yu
It's been a while since I last wrote you.
I've been working on dyslexia research for sometime, and designed a special multi-layered, dial-like plates for teaching abstract English syntax.
I work on the plate based on at least two hypothesis (synesthesia and function over meaning training esp. for analytic language) , and I wish to measure its effectiveness via eye-tracking machines.
I had done the pilot study on it, but I got some contradictory results due to the missing of some critical controlled factors.
For my pilot study https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GdX9soxLhVB3_XTT7piB_2tSCBkirMimxOl8eJj0zOY/edit?usp=sharing
For my first research proposal https://docs.google.com/document/d/10uIoO3ZMo_9V-8DixHoFcLQYgm9Fe3_pY_M6EyGTleQ/edit?usp=sharing
Yes, I have synesthesia for syntax (POS) and tactile feelings. I only knew I was special just 1.5 years ago. Then I starts to work on man-triggered synesthesia for syntax, by the use of mnemonic devices and my designed plates.
That's why I try to build such a project and see if I can help the dyslexia students. At least 10% of our entire population have dyslexia. But they hide from formal treatment (which is obvious useless for them). I had taught two dyslexia kids with my method and it turned out to be pretty good. I got evidence and longitudinal and quantified records for my words.
This is still a promising study, and I am looking for funds for it. It will take sometime before ASUS, Pegatron, Foxcoon, and HTC to reject my proposal on building a more life-like prototype. But They'll be interested in this since all of the elements and techniques are available now.
It's time to build an app or device like this and grab the market of education and neuro-tech.
the grammar checker software, built in micro chips, little motors for providing vibration, and all the other elements that fit for building the device.
I have been trying to contact some of the possible investors to help me with it.
If you have any interest in my program, I may talk to you personally.
I happen to have to return dvds to the library tomorrow.