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2018 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference


F24 - Using Reading Research to Transform Text-to-Speech Use in the Classroom for Students With Dyslexia


Oct 26, 2018 3:15pm ‐ Oct 26, 2018 4:15pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $20.00

Description

Text-to-speech and related read-aloud tools are implemented in an attempt to assist students’ reading comprehension skills. Research suggests text-to-speech technologies assist students with reading comprehension. However, the effectiveness of text-to-speech tools is highly variable. This presentation reviews past research on its effectiveness and reports on current research efforts underway to better predict for whom text-to-speech will be most beneficial.

Learning Objectives:

  • RESEARCH: Examine research findings and implications for practice relevant to students with dyslexia and other language learning disabilities.
  • TECHNOLOGY: Evaluate the different multimedia learning tools and show practical applications of these tools in professional development and teacher training.

Disclosure: Sarah Wood and Richard K. Wagner have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Speaker(s):

  • Sarah Geiss Wood, M.S., doctoral candidate, Developmental Psychology, Florida State University
  • Richard K. Wagner, Ph.D., Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology W. Russell and Eugenia Morcom Chair Associate Director, Florida Center for Reading Research Department of Psychology, Florida State University

Credits

  • 0.10 - ASHA CEU
  • 1.00 - Clock Hours

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