Audiobooks are proven to help students with reading disabilities become better readers and learners. They can be a powerful tool to support comprehension, boost confidence, save time on schoolwork and ultimately lead to better outcomes.
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Provide a good model of fluency, expression and prosody that exceeds any synthetic voice option available
Highlights words as students read, reinforcing word identification and decoding skill development
Supports the growth of background knowledge and vocabulary development so students can continue to build important comprehension skills.
Listening to audiobooks allows students to enjoy age-appropriate titles and helps them stay on track with classwork.
Free playback software with membership. Play audiobooks on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.
Founder of the Wilson Reading System® and special educator Barbara Wilson describes how human-narrated audiobooks, combined with intensive reading instruction, leads to positive student outcomes.
Listening to audiobooks can help bridge the gap between decoding words and assigning meaning. Receiving information both visually and audibly reinforces word recognition, improves fluency, builds vocabulary and supports the development of comprehension skills.
Audiobooks help students by allowing them to focus on the meaning of what they’re reading rather than decoding words on a page. A dyslexic’s listening comprehension may be stronger than their reading comprehension. By listening to text, students access content that’s above her current reading levels making learning more efficient.
Audiobooks ease frustration, boost confidence and make reading much more enjoyable by allowing students to independently access text and keep up with peers on both content area reading and pleasure reading.
Audiobooks help children learn to enjoy literature and build a diverse knowledge base. They are critical to unlocking the magical world of stories so children can experience getting lost in a good book just like their peers.
Put your student on a path to success with audiobooks, plus other tools and resources to help you both begin to learn and thrive.