Exhibitor: Association of Hungarian Inventors - MAFE

Inventor and Invention:


 SIKE, Valeria: Character building set


1.  The Invention



 Character building set


The problem the inventor(s) wanted to solve

 Most of the children have reading, writing and orthographic difficulties, for that reason a teaching aid was required to treat children having dyslexia, to overcome the limits of the children in attaining knowledge, while composing letters and playing.



 The invention is a training aid for the visual thinking operation and an instrument of the visual analysis-synthesis. What the children can not effectuate mentally due to the dysfunction of the brain they are able to manually acquire the capability and by the effect of the exercises they will be capable for the visual thinking operation. The character building set is a well proved instrument for this purpose.



 The invention is a prevention and therapeutic instrument. Since, such kind of instruments were unavailable as ready-made articles, the inventor designed the instruments and toys for the faculty development of children having dyslexia. The character building set is one of the components of these instrument and toy family. The character building set consists of a series of images and character elements. The characters of the Roman phonetic alphabet were divided into their components in a way that is logical and comprehensible for the children. The set contains 14 different shape character elements and the whole set comes with 24 character building elements.



 The character building set can advantageously be used in kindergartens, schools and other health institutions specialised in dyslexia prevention and faculty development, as well as, by the psychologists and speech therapeutists.



 When the children are playing with the character building set their cognitive ability, attention, observational ability and analogue, logical thinking are developed.


Stage of development.

 The Hungarian version is already on the market, the English and French versions have also been elaborated.


Documentation available:



2.  The inventor (or inventors)



 Mrs SIKE, Valeria


Self introduction.

 The inventor is 49 years old. She has been working for 20 years in the field of development psychics, speech therapy and faculty development. She provides help to overcome the learning troubles for the children who are asking for her help


Owner of the invention?



3.  Protection


Patent Status:

 HU partent pending (registration no.: P 96 02984) and PCT patent application



 02 September, 1996.


Countries where it is in force



4.      Business intention