The Science in the Software

How Speech Recognition Technology Transforms Reading Skills

BY ARI FERTEL

What does neuroscience teach us about how to improve fluency and comprehension for children?

Thanks to advances in neuroscience and technology, we can see the inner workings of the brain during reading.

Using functional brain imaging, scientists can pinpoint the brain regions responsible for fluency and comprehension. These scientific breakthroughs help us understand what makes a strong reader and how to help every child achieve their reading potential.

Decades of neuroscience research shows (and scores of educational research confirms) that the key to improving fluency and comprehension is guided repeated reading.

Guided repeated reading means reading the same passage multiple times with someone who listens and corrects—ideally 5 times/week. The focused and repetitive practice sears neural models of words and phrases in the brain and saves them in the “fluent reading area” for future retrieval.

Having children do guided repeated reading seems simple. But when you realize that it requires 1-on-1 attention, the challenges become apparent.

• Schools can’t offer guided repeated reading to children because of the teacher to student ratio.

• Parents don’t usually have the time or patience and correcting a child’s reading mistakes can strain the parent-child relationship.

• A tutor can provide guided repeated reading, but since significant improvement in fluency and comprehension requires 4-5 sessions/week, it ends up costing over $1000/month—unaffordable for most families.

• Online programs, e-books, and apps offer resources and claim interactive, but in truth there’s no one listening so those tools can’t correct or provide on-the-spot help.

This is where speech recognition technology comes in.

Reading Buddy Software is based on neuroscience and decades of educational research. It’s advanced speech recognition technology that listens, responds, and teaches as your child reads. It’s a bit like having a tutor in your computer.

Reading Buddy Software provides children 6-15 years old with an on-demand 24/7 opportunity to do guided repeated reading.

Here’s how it works.

First, advanced human-calibrated Responsive Speech Recognition (RSR) technology inside Reading Buddy Software monitors and diagnoses your child as he reads.

When your child struggles with a word, the Fluency Scoring Radar (FSR), a patented pronunciation assessment engine, triggers a visual cue that focuses your child on the problem word and encourages them to self-correct.

If your child does not self-correct, the Fluency Scoring Radar alerts the Pronunciation Database to pronounce the word and teach your child how to read it.

After your child reads the word correctly and demonstrates fluency, he continues reading further in the passage.

This is the new standard in reading support—kid-friendly interactive technology, all based on the latest scientific and educational research.

Children who use speech recognition reading-help technology regularly show a dramatic increase in their fluency and comprehension.

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Reading Buddy Software for 1 Computer

Unlimited Usage. Your child can access any of the 400 readings as many times as they want.

Unlimited Users. If you have multiple children, you can create separate accounts for each child.

Unlimited Technical Support. Phone and email.

Reading Buddy Software Costs 98% Less than Tutoring

Lessons/month needed to improve reading level: 20

Average Cost for Tutor: $60/lesson

Cost Per Month
1 Child 2 Children 3 Children 4 Children
Tutor  $1,200  $2,400  $3,600  $4,800
Reading Buddy Software  $79  $79  $79  $79
 You Save  $1,121  $2,321  $3,521  $4,721
   93%  96%  97%  98%

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