ReaderPen’s New Dictionary for Primary Education: The World of Words in your Hand

 Scanning Pens Ltd is proud to announce the addition of the Oxford Primary Dictionary to our C-Pen ReaderPen. The inclusion of this simplified dictionary is perfect for any young eager readers out there with its straightforward definitions. The ReaderPen has also been designed to support anyone who is learning English and those who have reading difficulties such as dyslexia.


It’s not just ideal for personal use but the introduction of the Oxford Primary Dictionary makes the classroom a fun experience for everyone. The Headteacher of Lilleshall Primary School had this to say after trying the new and improved pen:


“(one of her students) said: It has helped me a lot and meant that I can be more independent. . . I am getting higher marks and it makes me feel better about myself


Dyslexia Advisor with Scanning Pens, Arran Smith also commented. “This new feature will help pupils in all ages to succeed in their everyday studies and through that improve the confidence and attainment. The ReaderPen is easy to use. Simply pass the nib across a word and it instantly displays the definition and reads it aloud”.


Scanning Pens Ltd has been distributing specialised assistive technology reading pens for over 15 years. The inclusion of the Oxford Primary Dictionary in our C-Pen ReaderPen is the latest of our efforts to improve the reading comprehension and student attainment of our customers.


To try the C-Pen Reader in real life situations and see the benefits of the device, Scanning Pens provides free 30-day trials for schools. For more information please visit –


Scanning Pens to Headline Tes SEN Show 2018

Scanning Pens is delighted to announce that we are the proud headline sponsors of the Tes SEN show taking place at the Business Design Centre from the 5-6 October 2018.


The Tes SEN Show is the largest, most-established special educational needs show in the UK. The show provides the ideal environment for SEN professionals at all levels of education to benefit from direct access to professional development opportunities and the latest products, resources and services available to the sector.


At this year’s show and the lead up to Dyslexia Awareness Week, Scanning Pens will be inviting schools to join our #SucceedWithDyslexia campaign which promotes positive dyslexia smart strategies within school. The latest Department for Education guidance challenges schools to develop Teaching practices to support access, inclusion, and improved learning outcomes for all. Scanning Pens is proud to enable schools to meet this challenge with the launch of the Implementation guide which is aimed to help schools manage new assistive technology and to increase learning outcomes for students.

We will also be hosting a drinks reception on the Friday evening for Local Education Authorities (LEA’s) to launch the latest research study on the use and impact of Scanning Pens by students independently carried out by Bath Spa University which showed significant increase in learners understanding when tested on their reading comprehension. This exciting piece of independent research found that.. 
“…there is clear indication that many of the participants did benefit from development of vocabulary, reading comprehension, confidence and independence through the six weeks of pen use, particularly when given the freedom to use them both at home and at school.” (Bath Spa, Mortimore, 2018)


With 42 CPD certified seminars including; Using Assistive Technology for SEN in the Primary Sector presented by Samantha Garner, Education Consultant on behalf of Scanning Pens. The show has a wide range of free-to-attend workshop sessions and a great mix of exhibitors, the Tes SEN Show is the must-attend event for all those who work in SEN.

For more information or to register for the event please visit the website:

About Scanning Pens

Founded in 2003 Scanning Pens is a dedicated and supplier of assistive technologies including mobile scanners and reading aids to support people with a diverse range of disabilities worldwide.

For further information please visit