In the News: Towson-based InferCabulary app uses visuals, context clues to teach vocabulary words 



A recent article in Baltimore Fishbowl highlighted InferCabulary’s beginnings as part of the Towson University Incubator, through recent highlights including our recognition as winners of the LearnLaunch 2020 Pitch Competition. InferCabulary co-founders Beth Lawrence and Deena Seifert are speech-language pathologists, each with experience running a private practice. Launching an app was a new adventure and, in this article, Deena shares her appreciation for the experience of working with the TU incubator: “They have opened doors for us that we probably wouldn’t have been able to break through,” she said.

Among many other interesting details shared in the article, Beth also gives insight into InferCabulary’s genesis. She tells the story of an eighth grade student who was struggling with the book Animal Farm because there were too many vocabulary words with which she was unfamiliar. Did you know that reading comprehension suffers if a reader doesn’t know at least 95% of the words in a text? From there, Beth discusses the epiphany that led to InferCabulary’s unique visual vocabulary approach.

Read much more in the Baltimore Fishbowl article, “Towson-based InferCabulary app uses visuals, context clues to teach vocabulary words