Reading Assistant Testimonials

“He LOVES this program!”

I have been utilizing Reading Assistant for the past 6 weeks with my 5th grade son who is dyslexic. He LOVES this program! I am very happy and so is he. The sound quality is fabulous. The reading selections could not be more appropriate. And I believe that the program is designed in a brilliant way that is encouraging rather than frustrating. This program has been a breath of fresh air for us and I recommend it without hesitation. Thank you so much!!!!”
Shari S.

“Listening, reading and spelling have greatly improved”

“Pierce is now very focused and continues on a task until the end, he follows instructions and only needs to be asked once. His teacher reports that his listening, spelling and reading have greatly improved. He really is a different child.”
Mother of Pierce, 7,

“Her writing and reading has come a long way”

“We have been thrilled with Emily’s progress this year, her writing and reading has come a long way. All wonderful and positive signs. We are both very excited for Emily and what the future holds for her.”
Parents of Emily, 7

“It has helped me become smarter”

“If anyone is finding school work hard then they should do this program. It has helped me become smarter and now I find school work easier, and most of the games are fun!”

“He can work independently”

“Excellent, excellent, excellent! I cannot speak highly enough about this program. My very reluctant 7th grade reader made a deal with me to start on the 1st grade level and work forward. He was reading at a 3rd grade level and had 0 fluency or comprehension. After just 3 months he is reading at 99 words/minute and has about 80% comprehension. He is now reading at about a 4-5th grade level and we are moving along. He is still struggling with vocabulary but we are working on that as well. This program is great and he can work independently. Thanks for finding programs that really work!”
Laurie Halvorson

A primary school teacher talks about implementing Reading Assistant in the classroom

This teacher is getting great results. She explains in this video how she uses Reading Assistant in the classroom.

“Working on pronunciation and verbal flow”

“We purchased the program for one of our children that was struggling reading at grade level, in the first week we saw such an improvement that we added a second account for a child that was reading fine at grade level. This program has ramped up our children’s reading capabilities faster than any other method we have tried. Also, we really like the book selection, it is better than other programs we have tried (more educationally oriented). One outcome that is awesome is that the program gets the children reading out loud, working on pronunciation and verbal flow. The program has probably been our most effective use of our homeschooling dollars.”

“My daughter’s fluency drastically improved with Reading Assistant”

“We used Reading Assistant in conjunction with Barton Reading and Spelling. My daughter’s fluency drastically improved with Reading Assistant. It can be time consuming working with a child with learning disabilities that is nice to have a program that requires very little parent involvement.”
Rebecca L.

“It is so refreshing to see them motivated to read”

“I recently purchased Reading Assistant for my son and he is LOVING it! I never have to ask him to read each day anymore. He actually begs to read, which is such a refreshing change. My daughter is drawn to the computer whenever he is doing Reading Assistant. She finally asked me if she could please do it too. They are both struggling readers with the gift of Dyslexia and it is so refreshing to see them motivated to read. I just purchased a license for her as well. The improvement I have seen in my son in such a very short time is so encouraging! I have told all my friends, who also have gifted, struggling readers, all about it!”
Tracey W.

“I love the fact that they keep the scores of her reading comprehension and words per minute”

Sara was behind on reading. I can not tell you the amazing difference Reading Assistant has had on her! She went from not wanting to read her small “Sam sat on the mat” books to chapter books!! She LOVES the fact she can go back and listen to herself read!! I love the fact that they keep the scores of her reading comprehension and words per minute. She can see the numbers and goals which helps her motivation!! This is the best homeschool product I have EVER bought!! Now my oldest child who doesn’t have a reading issue wants an account so she isn’t left behind!! Its amazing that she can even tell her sister has made leaps and bounds progress!! Thank you Reading Assistant! I cry with happiness when I hear Sara read to me!!”
Melodie G.

“The reading prompts keep the child on track”

“As a homeschooling mother with a dyslexic daughter, I have tried everything I can get my hands on to help my daughter enjoy reading. She would get frustrated with my attempts to help her sound out words and I needed something different. I discovered Reading-Assistant! This approach to reading is a God send for dyslexic kids! They thrive on being in control, and RA gives them that and so much more. The reading prompts keep the child on track, so my daughter has never zoned out or daydreamed during a reading session. The current sentence being read is in bold while the rest of the text is very faded, so my daughter doesn’t get overwhelmed with a full page of words ahead of her. The yellow-highlighted problem words let her know to repeat the word until it is correct, which means I don’t have to intervene in any aspect of the reading assignment! The program speaks any word that is struggled over so my daughter is forced to try to sound it out, but doesn’t get frustrated. That is SO hard to accomplish, and Reading-Assistant has done it! The headset makes my daughter feel very sophisticated and important which adds to the motivation to get the assignment done. I am so thankful for this program as it has made a huge difference in our daily effort to make reading more enjoyable for my daughter!”
Andrea M

A teacher’s view of Reading Assistant

“I’m a bit fascinated to introduce to you a new reading software. Last night, I was telling V that this software is like a ‘personal reading tutor’ to Little Edison, and he was very excited about it. Much to my delight, our boy is showing great interest in this software too.
It’s really cool, I’ll tell you why.
This software is called the Reading Assistant by Scientific Learning. It builds brain fitness with intensive reading practice using speech verification technology to act as a tutor, and provides one-to-one guided oral reading support.”

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” I love to read”
“We love it. My daughter has a language processing disorder who hated reading and would often be in tears during lessons. After two months with Reading Assistant she is reading books to us and the dog. She daily proclaims, “I love to read.” My daughter is a slow reader, speaker, and writer/typist. I appreciate that this program advances her to more difficult reading selections even if her fluency (words per minute) is below target rather than making her repeat the same thing over and over like other programs we have tried. Most of the time she gets perfect comprehension scores so I know that she is understanding what she is reading even if it is at a slower pace. I expect to use this program for a long time.”
Allison H