Computer reading machines for poor readers

The focus is on the use of reading machines, i.e. Kurzweil 3000, to compensate for poor reading skills. As a follow-up to a previous study of the effects of the Xerox BookWise reader on middle school students and adults, the article also discusses how such computer reading machines help post-secondary students with poor reading skills read better.

Author: 
Elkind, J.
Year: 
1998
Source: 
Lexia Institute
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
reading
Grade Level: 
middle school
secondary
transition
IDEA Disability Category: 
emotional disturbance
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
multiple formats of text and notation
practice and reinforcement activities
National Reading Panel Standards: 
fluency
English Language Arts: 
Reading: Foundational Skills