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I am the author of 16 books including my latest: The Myth of the ADHD Child: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child's Behavior and Attention Span Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion (Tarcher-Perigee). http://amzn.to/2ewwfbp.
3 Responses
  1. Janet Purcell

    I’m loving the application of these technology tools. If the Industrial Revolution served to marginalize people experiencing disability, then the Technological Revolution puts us right back in the game! For the last couple of years, I have used iPods for read aloud of texts and tests with my middle school students. This delivery system allows students to listen independently, at their own pace, repeating or skipping ahead as needed, just the way their peers do. Now, I’m recording video of myself working math problems and sending those home with students via iPod. Our high school recently bought a set of iPod touches to be used for read aloud, video tutorials, and organizational assistance. Great stuff!

  2. Ben

    I recommend text to speech software Panopreter Plus ( http://www.panopreter.com ). The software reads out text, text file, rtf file, word document, pdf file and web page, and converts the text to spoken audio in mp3 and wave file formats. On Windows 7, you can listen to Microsoft Anna’s spoken speech. It’s very helpful in language learning and special education.

  3. sarin

    The current best text to speech software is Text Speaker. It has customizable pronunciation, reads anything on your screen, and it even has talking reminders. It is great for learning languages as it highlights the words as they are being read. The bundled voices are well priced and sound very human. Voices are available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and more. Easily converts blogs, email, e-books, and more to MP3 or for listening instantly.

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