[Athen] Dragon NaturallySpeaking and literacy learning?
Michael.Nusen at ppcc.edu
Thu Sep 14 17:06:18 PDT 2006
DNS is avail in different languages & I've had success with training
individuals with significant speech impediments to use it - even if they
cannot pronounce a word correctly, DNS has a few features in which their
misspoken version can be trained to be spelled correctly.
Also, there is some research, I'll try to find it, that has shown that
multi-sensory input, like the kind derived from the seeing and hearing
provided by text-to-speech technologies, actually improves individuals'
reading level/fluency - one of the reasons is that it increases their
At PPCC, our anecdotal observations have been that students, on average,
improve their reading skills by at least one grade level.
(Office of Accommodative Services and Instructional Support/Computer
Pikes Peak Community College
michael.nusen at ppcc.edu
719-502-3022 (please note new phone number)
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Wink Harner
Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2006 5:39 PM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: Re: [Athen] Dragon NaturallySpeaking and literacy learning?
You have to be able to speak written English in order for the DNS to
It might work in combo with Kurzweil/Read-Write/Wynn but as a stand
alone, it is not designed to "teach" literacy or fluency.
Hope this info is helpful and not too harsh.
>-- Original Message --
>Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 15:35:09 -0700
>To: athen at athenpro.org
>From: Dawn Hunziker <hunziker at email.arizona.edu>
>Cc: Anne Gilmore <gila at ljbc.wa.edu.au>
>Subject: [Athen] Dragon NaturallySpeaking and literacy learning?
>Reply-To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
><athen at athenpro.org>
>Anyone have any information for this request?
>>Begin forwarded message:
>>>From: Anne Gilmore <<mailto:gila at ljbc.wa.edu.au>gila at ljbc.wa.edu.au>
>>>Date: September 13, 2006 11:28:52 PM MST
>>>To: <mailto:oscr at email.arizona.edu>oscr at email.arizona.edu
>>>Subject: Dragon Naturally Speaking from Anne Gilmore
>>>I am interested in knowing if you guys know of any research that
>>>suggests that the above software (Dragon NaturallySpeaking) is
>>>beneficial for children who are experiencing learning difficulties in
>>>literacy. If you do, could you let me know. Thanks, Anne Gilmore
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