Text-to-Speech and    Word Prediction:Technology Supports for Struggling Readers and         Writers      Hindie Becker De...
Reasons for Not using Text To Speech1.
Reasons for Not using Word Prediction1.
Justification
Consideration Tools for Reading• Protocol for Accommodations in Reading  – Oral Reading  – Adult Reading  – Text Reader   ...
Support• Online support    – http://atcollective.com•   Remedial Teachers•   Special Education Teachers•   Educational Dia...
Written Productivity Profile• Handwriting and Keyboarding Comparisons• Alphabet• Copy sentence or passage• Writing Prompt ...
ARD Paperwork• IEP Goals/objectives• Accommodations• STARR testing
Spelling Issues• STAAR and STAAR Modified Reading (English  I, English II, and English III*)• STAAR, STAAR Spanish, and ST...
STARR AccommodationsCheck with your campus administrator
Spelling Accommodations• spell check function on a word processor• word-prediction software• text-to-speech software or de...
Print Disability• Print Disability   – Chafee Amendment• Accessible Instructional Materials   – IDEA• National Center on A...
AIM• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcPIMlOJJkc#
Resources• Life Binder   – http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/611449• Learnist Boards   – http://learni.st/users/5997/bo...
Features to consider•   Works within own program•   Works as addition to Word and/or PDF•   Reads locked PDFs•   Reads the...
FeaturesWYNN   Kurzweil      Snap & Read   Read Write Gold
WYNN• WYNN Tip Sheets  – http://www.freedomscientific.com/lsg/products/wynn    _tipsheets.asp• Pearl Document Camera
Read Write• Read & Write Gold Tutorials• http://www.texthelp.com/north-america/our-  products/readwrite/educator-  resourc...
Kurzweil• Kurzweil Versions  – Professional  – Learn  – FireFly• How To Videos  – http://www.kurzweiledu.com/how-to-videos...
Snap N Read•   Windows or Mac•   USB Flashdrive•   Floats over applications•   Docs•   PDF•   Websites•   http://www.donjo...
Snap & Read• Click and drag over text• Speaker• Click on triangle to open settings• You can adjust speech, highlightingcol...
CoWriter• Word Prediction• Click on arrow to flip to tools• Topic Dictionaries  – Display words from Dictionary• Create Cu...
Adobe PDF• Someone needs to have Adobe Pro  – Enable editing  – Save and share file• Select View Menu > Tools > Forms• Cre...
Adobe PDF• Enable editing in Adobe Pro  – http://natri.uky.edu/assoc_projects/qiat/documents/r    esourcebank/V-    2Creat...
Idevices PDF options•   Prizmo - Scanning, OCR, and Speech•   Good Reader•   Take Picture to Speak•   Remarks•   Type on P...
Read&Write for Google Docs• Free in Chrome Webstore• Google Docs• ttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/read%  26write-...
FireFox Extenstions• Talking Clipboard   – http://talkingclipboard.com/• Accessibar   – https://addons.mozilla.org/en-    ...
Safari• Handout from www.billziegler.com• Set the computer up to read text   – System Preferences: Speech:Text to Speech- ...
Free Text to Speech Tools• Edu Apps, My Study Bar  – http://eduapps.org/?page_id=7#• AT Bar  – http://www.atbar.org/• Bala...
iPad Accessibility• Speech with highlighting• https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5KeW-  3vYr1XQ3VSa19xSC1ZQjQ/edit• Guided A...
Word Prediction Apps• Predictable• Brevity• Modified keyboards  – Panther Writer  – iSwipe  – Fleksy
Accessible Apps• iWordQ  – Word prediciton  – Text To Speech  – http://www.goqsoftware.com/en/writing-    products/iwordq/...
Pinterest Boards– http://pinterest.com/hindie/text-to-speech-  resources/– http://pinterest.com/hindie/mobile-devices-writ...
More Information• hindiebdershowitz@gmail.com• Slide Share  http://www.slideshare.net/hindie/text-to-speech-and-  word-pre...
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    1. 1. Text-to-Speech and Word Prediction:Technology Supports for Struggling Readers and Writers Hindie Becker Dershowitz Tricia Peters 1/24/2-12
    2. 2. Reasons for Not using Text To Speech1.
    3. 3. Reasons for Not using Word Prediction1.
    4. 4. Justification
    5. 5. Consideration Tools for Reading• Protocol for Accommodations in Reading – Oral Reading – Adult Reading – Text Reader • Computer • Mobile device – Likert Scale• http://www.donjohnston.com/products/par/index .html
    6. 6. Support• Online support – http://atcollective.com• Remedial Teachers• Special Education Teachers• Educational Diagnostician• IRI: Informal reading Inventory
    7. 7. Written Productivity Profile• Handwriting and Keyboarding Comparisons• Alphabet• Copy sentence or passage• Writing Prompt – picture, – Jar Journal – Discussions• Dictated Sentence• Word Prediction• http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departm ents/hiat/resources/wpp.shtm
    8. 8. ARD Paperwork• IEP Goals/objectives• Accommodations• STARR testing
    9. 9. Spelling Issues• STAAR and STAAR Modified Reading (English I, English II, and English III*)• STAAR, STAAR Spanish, and STAAR Modified Writing (grades 4 and 7, English I, English II, and English III*)• Spelling Assistance may be used on written compositions.
    10. 10. STARR AccommodationsCheck with your campus administrator
    11. 11. Spelling Accommodations• spell check function on a word processor• word-prediction software• text-to-speech software or devices (i.e., software or devices that read aloud student-generated text)• speech-to-text software (i.e., software that converts the student’s spoken language into print)
    12. 12. Print Disability• Print Disability – Chafee Amendment• Accessible Instructional Materials – IDEA• National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials – AIM Explorer • http://aim.cast.org/experience/decision- making_tools/aim_explorer – AIM Navigator • http://aim.cast.org/experience/decision- making_tools/aim_navigator
    13. 13. AIM• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcPIMlOJJkc#
    14. 14. Resources• Life Binder – http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/611449• Learnist Boards – http://learni.st/users/5997/boards/6646-text-to-speech-and- word-prediction-technology-supports-for-struggling-readers- and-writers• Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/hindie/text-to-speech-resources/• SlideShare
    15. 15. Features to consider• Works within own program• Works as addition to Word and/or PDF• Reads locked PDFs• Reads the internet• Works with BookShare books• Types of word prediction• Types of Dictionaries• BYOT options
    16. 16. FeaturesWYNN Kurzweil Snap & Read Read Write Gold
    17. 17. WYNN• WYNN Tip Sheets – http://www.freedomscientific.com/lsg/products/wynn _tipsheets.asp• Pearl Document Camera
    18. 18. Read Write• Read & Write Gold Tutorials• http://www.texthelp.com/north-america/our- products/readwrite/educator- resources/documentation/• Loudon County Public School• http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centr icity/Domain/116/reference%20cards/RWGtaskc ards10.pdf
    19. 19. Kurzweil• Kurzweil Versions – Professional – Learn – FireFly• How To Videos – http://www.kurzweiledu.com/how-to-videos.html – http://www.youtube.com/user/CambiumTech
    20. 20. Snap N Read• Windows or Mac• USB Flashdrive• Floats over applications• Docs• PDF• Websites• http://www.donjohnston.com/products/snap- read/index.html
    21. 21. Snap & Read• Click and drag over text• Speaker• Click on triangle to open settings• You can adjust speech, highlightingcolors and background transparency
    22. 22. CoWriter• Word Prediction• Click on arrow to flip to tools• Topic Dictionaries – Display words from Dictionary• Create Custom Dictionaries
    23. 23. Adobe PDF• Someone needs to have Adobe Pro – Enable editing – Save and share file• Select View Menu > Tools > Forms• Create
    24. 24. Adobe PDF• Enable editing in Adobe Pro – http://natri.uky.edu/assoc_projects/qiat/documents/r esourcebank/V- 2CreateinteractiveFormsAdobeProfessional.pdf – http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/acrobat /pdf/acrobat-xi-accessible-forms.pdf• Students can use form on any computer
    25. 25. Idevices PDF options• Prizmo - Scanning, OCR, and Speech• Good Reader• Take Picture to Speak• Remarks• Type on PDF• iWorksheet• PDF Expert
    26. 26. Read&Write for Google Docs• Free in Chrome Webstore• Google Docs• ttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/read% 26write-for-google- doc/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd
    27. 27. FireFox Extenstions• Talking Clipboard – http://talkingclipboard.com/• Accessibar – https://addons.mozilla.org/en- us/firefox/addon/accessibar/?src=search
    28. 28. Safari• Handout from www.billziegler.com• Set the computer up to read text – System Preferences: Speech:Text to Speech- Select your System Voice & Rate.• You can re-set the HOT key that triggers the speech• De-clutter text on Safari web pages• Use Cover Flow and Top Sites to allow struggling readers to locate folders, documents and Internet sites
    29. 29. Free Text to Speech Tools• Edu Apps, My Study Bar – http://eduapps.org/?page_id=7#• AT Bar – http://www.atbar.org/• Balabolka – http://balabolka.en.softonic.com/• Natural Reader – http://www.naturalreaders.com/download.php
    30. 30. iPad Accessibility• Speech with highlighting• https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5KeW- 3vYr1XQ3VSa19xSC1ZQjQ/edit• Guided Access• https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5KeW- 3vYr1Xbi05ZWRKOGt2aTA/edit• Voice Over
    31. 31. Word Prediction Apps• Predictable• Brevity• Modified keyboards – Panther Writer – iSwipe – Fleksy
    32. 32. Accessible Apps• iWordQ – Word prediciton – Text To Speech – http://www.goqsoftware.com/en/writing- products/iwordq/• Verbally – Reads Text – http://www.voicedream.com/
    33. 33. Pinterest Boards– http://pinterest.com/hindie/text-to-speech- resources/– http://pinterest.com/hindie/mobile-devices-writing/– http://pinterest.com/hindie/mobile-devices-reading/– http://pinterest.com/hindie/assistive-technology/– http://pinterest.com/hindie/android-apps-and- information/
    34. 34. More Information• hindiebdershowitz@gmail.com• Slide Share http://www.slideshare.net/hindie/text-to-speech-and- word-predicition-16023785

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