Speech-recognition software aims to improve reading

06/15/2010 | eSchool News (free registration)

Some educators are using speech-recognition software and mobile devices to help students read, and recent studies show that reading scores and vocabulary do improve slightly when students use such technology. Reading Assistant software, developed by Scientific Learning, is designed to increase student fluency by prompting a student when he or she gets stuck on a word and calculating a fluency score that teachers can view. "Normally, a teacher has to sit with a stopwatch while the student is reading -- so it's a big timesaver," one product manager said.

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