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Inclusive education in secondary schools

You’ll rarely find a teenager who doesn’t feel observed when they’re relying on a teaching assistant for their reading needs. It still beats reading unsupported, but it can make your learners feel singled out—visible to their mates—and foster the idea that they need handholding if they want to read.

Your recommended devices can give secondary learners their reading independence back.

Assistive technology for EAL students

Students with English as an Additional Language (EALs) often experience reading anxiety and find that they need additional support to read with confidence in English.

Assistive technology devices that feature dictionary definition software, scan-to-file functionality, and the ability to record are often extremely helpful in creating a better relationship with words and a consistent language model to aid pronuciation. Luckily, we know a little about those.

A foundation for the future

By giving them a simple and reliable text-to-speech reading support, students have the tools to build their literacy skills. Reading comprehension, vocabulary growth, exam revision, it’s all possible with the right support to hand. The improvement is most noticeable with those in special education - their focus switches from trying to read the text to comprehending the content within it.

Hear the voices of teachers like you

There was a Year 11 student who’s got quite significant reading needs – she took C-Pen Reader 2 and Exam Reader 2 home, got to grips with them straight away, and really found that it made a significant difference to her.

Her parents were so positive about them, and said what a difference it made both to her reading for pleasure at home and her confidence in her exams.

— Patricia Dale, Specialist Teacher and Assessor, Harrow Way Community School

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