A child's proficiency at learning to read by age 8 is a key indicator of their future success. Yet across the richest and poorest countries of the world, millions of children lack the support they need to learn to read.

SoapBox Labs CEO Dr. Patricia Scanlon was named by Forbes in 2018 as one of the World's Top 50 Women in Tech. Here, she delivers a fascinating Ted X Talk, recorded at University of Limerick, exploring how technology can help children at all stages along the reading journey - a journey that starts long before they read their first sentence.