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Reply To: Reader pen (read text out loud)

Angela Belliveau

Hi there Lizzie
Reader pens have their place, for example for students who can access most of a text, but need support with more complex words. They can also have headphones attached and can be set up with a slower speaking rate for individual preferences. It would be good if your client could borrow one to test it out. Caroline Bateman’s website, https://www.achievenow.org.uk/ is really helpful for practical advice/ resources about different forms of assistive technology. It may be worth trying out computer/ text readers (e.g highlighting the text on a laptop screen in order to hear it) if your client needs support to read most of the text. Some of these can be accessed for free. Hope this helps. Good luck with this. Best wishes Angela