One of the more common learning disabilities is dyslexia and it is caused by a miscommunication between the eyes and the brain. About 5 to 10 percent of American children are diagnosed with dyslexic. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110928142457.htm
There are now software programs available to assist children at home and school. One of these programs is the Fast ForWord® Program.
It was created to help students develop fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills. It uses speech verification technology to “listen” as a student reads aloud. Monitoring for signs of difficulty, the guided reading tool intervenes with assistance when the reader is challenged by a word.
This type of program is not just for students with dyslexia but can help leaning disabled students as it boosts the brain’s processing ability. This program would be a valuable tool for any teacher or parent for children that are dyslexic or have a learning disability that involves processing abilities. Reading for students with disabilities is so frightening and most simply stop reading. The use of this program could engage a student to allow them to read and feel comfortable enough to continue to read. Most students with low reading abilities drop out of school. Staying in school means a better education and a better brighter future.