Reading Assistant is a computer-based reading program, from Scientific Learning, Inc., that provides real-time corrective feedback as your child reads aloud, via speech recognition software. This program “listens” to your child read out loud and supports fluency by providing a visual cue, followed by the pronunciation of the target word if the child does not self-correct. This is a program for use at home once your child has reached minimum fluency levels as a result of reading instruction.
Reading Assistant “listens” to students as they read out loud, intervenes when students falter, and automatically scores students’ oral reading.
When a student has difficulty reading a word, Reading Assistant provides a visual cue. If the student does not self-correct, the software intervenes by pronouncing the word.
Students can see their own progress and monitor their own improvement on reading selections.
If you think your child needs Reading Assistant, please visit our appointment page to schedule a literacy evaluation with one of our SLP’s.