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.
Effects of speech synthesis on the proofreading efficiency of postsecondary students with learning disabilities
Learning Disability Quarterly, Vol. 18, 141-158.
IDEA Disability Category:
specific learning disability
speech or language impairment
practice and reinforcement activities