Effects of speech synthesis on the proofreading efficiency of postsecondary students with learning disabilities

This study investigated effects of speech synthesis (text-to-speech) on proofreading efficiency among 33 postsecondary students with learning disabilities. Using a speech synthesis system enabled subjects to detect a significantly higher percentage of errors, though having text read aloud by another person remained the most effective way to find "grammar-mechanical" errors in writing.

Author: 
Raskind, M. H., Higgins, E. L.
Year: 
1995
Source: 
Learning Disability Quarterly, Vol. 18, 141-158.
Type: 
Related Research
Content Area: 
writing
IDEA Disability Category: 
emotional disturbance
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
Instructional Support: 
practice and reinforcement activities