Ucnlearn products are the result of a collaboration between their dyslexic inventor and an educator with more than 30 years of experience in the field of dyslexia.
Ucnlearn (you see and learn) emphasizes visual, image-based learning for students with dyslexia, ESL/ELL learners, as well as learners in traditional classrooms. Our tools not only provide information but also give students a means of retaining the information through carefully chosen images.
From his own experience as a dyslexic and ESL student, Amir realized that the approaches that helped him learn can be of value to other students. Multisensory, image-based learning has been key to his success as a learner and instructor, as well as offering information through a variety of media and means.
Amir has taken this different point of view on learning and made it his career. He received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and then a master’s degree in Learning Technology. Amir has created mobile learning products for university courses and served on the editing and revision committee of the Texas Dyslexia Handbook (2014), and sits on the board of the HBIDA (Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Association).
Amir has presented his technology and learning products at numerous conferences. He is also the author of the e-book Tips for College Success by Nigel the Fox.
An educator with over 30 years of experience in the field of dyslexia, Kay Allen, M. Ed., joined Neuhaus Education Center in 1982 and served as the Executive Director from 2000-2007. Amir and Kay met when Amir was participating in adult literacy classes at the Neuhaus Center. After retiring from Neuhaus, Kay returned to her first passion of dyslexia therapy with both young and adult students. Kay continues her work with the Neuhaus Center as an instructor in the adult literacy program.
Since 1995, Kay has served on the board of IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) and in 2007 served as a member of the Dyslexia Task Force of the Texas Education Agency.
Both Kay and Amir are members of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).