With recent reports of Filipino students lagging behind in comprehension and lower reading rates among children, parents are understandably disconcerted. But it likely does not take statistics to know that reading continues to be a challenge for both children and adults alike.
Families are quick to admit that personal devices have taken over, creating shorter attention spans. Last week, certain online communities including TikTok was abuzz with a newly developed reading system that seems to be helping people read better and faster.
Bionic Reading made headlines last week and excited Twitter as well because some users have noted how it’s made reading on devices easier, allowing some to “stay focused on the text” and even calling it a “game-changer”.
What is bionic reading?
Bionic Reading "is a reading system that supports the reading flow," explains its website. "The eye is guided through the text by means of typographic highlights.
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These highlights look like the first few letters of words being converted to bold to give the reader's mind an artificial fixation point.