Hi, thanks for stopping by. If you look carefully at the bottom of this page, you'll see that Lexico is a product of The Seahorse Company, LLC. All of that is for legal and business reasons, but, in reality, The Seahorse Company is a one-person shop. I believe that matters. Here's why:
There's a bit of a story behind Lexico, but, in short, I built it for my youngest son. (That's him over there on the left — if you're using a desktop browser). He has dyslexia and couldn't read when he started the third grade. As so many parents who have a dyslexic child do, my wife and I did our research, learned about the challenges facing a dyslexic child, and, inevitably, discovered that very little of the available help is particularly helpful. I decided to take matters into my own hands.
Over the course of nine or so months, I began applying what I'd learned about dyslexia and the available coping strategies, learned how to develop iOS apps, built the initial prototype, and tested it with my son. The results were immediate. Whereas words would swim across a regular page, in Lexico, they stood still. Getting to the end of a line was no longer a problem. Neither was crossing over to the next line.
A year later, as I continued to add new features and my son used Lexico every day after school (or at night, depending on our schedules) and in the classroom, his DRA score has more than doubled. Most importantly, his motivation to read has returned. I can't claim that Lexico is the sole cause of his improvement, but we believe it definitely helped.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I would be more than happy to discuss how we use Lexico at home and what might work for you.
Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you like the app.
— Pierre Liebenberg