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Reading pens

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Marydoll Mon 23-Sep-19 23:07:49

Tanith, we used to use a free computer program, which read pupils' word processed documents back to them.
It helped children who were dyslexic.
It may have been called, " Voice Notes", part of Microsoft Word packages.
I will have a look about.

Marydoll Mon 23-Sep-19 23:02:10

Tanith, why don't you ask the school what they recommend?

It might be wise to get the same or a similar pen, as the one she is already using.

NotSpaghetti Mon 23-Sep-19 22:33:29

Oh ok Tanith - that makes sense of course!
Good luck. I hope you are able to find the info you need.

tanith Tue 17-Sep-19 17:41:36

Thanks they have earphones too apparently

NotSpaghetti Tue 17-Sep-19 17:36:25

Why not have a look on YouTube for reviews. You will at the very least be able to see them in action.
I have to say I'm surprised they can be used in the classroom though because of the noise. I thought they "read" to you?

MiniMoon Tue 17-Sep-19 16:36:50

Sorry tanith, no recommendations as I'd never heard of them.

MiniMoon Tue 17-Sep-19 16:35:20

I had to Google reading pens.
What a good idea, who thinks of these things? One of these would really benefit my grandson1. Since he is home educated my DD is struggling to find ways to help him. She is currently trying to have him assessed for dyslexia and discalculia.

tanith Tue 17-Sep-19 16:12:45

I’m looking into buying a reading pen for my GD she is dyslexic and is going to be able to use one at school but not allowed to bring it home. Year 10 pupil and I think it will help her immensely from what I’ve read.
Anyone got a recommendation as they are expensive and I don’t want to make a mistake.