Transforming written text into audio activates different parts of the brain to support learning. Providing tools so learners can choose to listen supports individual strengths and needs.
Watch how text-to-speech software helps a student who struggles with reading. By using his Auditory Processing skills, this student can comprehend complex reading material, including math reading such as word problems and directions.
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Learn how developers of Read&Write for Google use text-to-speech software in combination with other features to provide multisensory support for reading. The ability to highlight words for an audio pronunciation with an accompanying visual activates verbal and visual Working Memory and can be particularly helpful for word problem vocabulary for all learners. Highlighting the spoken word in a different color from the yellow highlighted sentence also strengthens Visual Processing skills through tracking.