OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scientific Learning Corp. (OTCQB:SCIL) today announces ReadingAssistant.com, a new website that provides teachers, reading specialists and school principals with an array of resources focused on reading fluency and comprehension. Reading Assistant™ is an award-winning, online tool that uses speech recognition to correct and support students as they read aloud, building fluency and comprehension with the help of a supportive listener.
"Reading fluency provides the bridge between word recognition and reading comprehension but its role is often misunderstood and overlooked in the classroom. Teachers and reading specialists need access to information about fluency's critical role in reading comprehension, as well as guidance and tips on how to provide proper fluency instruction. That's what the ReadingAssistant.com website is all about," said Robert C. Bowen, CEO for Scientific Learning.
ReadingAssistant.com offers an array of opportunities for educators to learn from renowned fluency experts through white papers, live and recorded webinars, videos, and blog posts, among other things. This month, the site debuts a new webinar and white paper on the role of reading fluency in comprehension by Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award-winning reading clinic.
The site also gives educators an inside view into the Reading Assistant program, with detailed information about the benefits of speech recognition technology and how it's being used to help with guided oral reading in classrooms across the country. It also provides sample reading selections and comprehension questions, results, reports, and lessons from the Reading Assistant Teacher's Guide.
"Every reader deserves a listener. Reading Assistant uses the power of speech recognition technology to 'listen' to students as they read aloud, providing feedback at just the right time," said Bowen. "No other program or e-book provides comparable real-time guidance and feedback. Plus, the automatic calculation of words correct per minute, and immediate access to comprehension and vocabulary reports make tracking students' progress effortless. The online tool also provides teachers and principals with flexible options for implementation with individual students, in classroom centers, in computer labs, in before and afterschool programs, and at home."
About Scientific Learning Corp.
We accelerate learning by applying proven research on how the brain learns. Scientific Learning's results are demonstrated in over 270 research studies and protected by over 55 patents. Learners can realize achievement gains of up to two years in as little as three months and maintain an accelerated rate of learning even after the programs end.
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