Text-to-Speech can support student decoding of symbols and understanding when doing word problems.


Use google docs or other text-to-speech software, share electronic texts with students which allow them to have word problems read aloud to them. This may eliminate barriers for students related to reading, but also for those related to making meaning for math symbols. 

Further Reading:

Western University – Central Access Reader: Free Screen Reader for Math

Read & Write for Google Chrome

Understood.org Text to Speech Technology – What it is and How it Works

International Literacy Organization – Exploring Text-to-Speech Readers for Students with Disabilities

Created by Helen W. Kubilus
Reviewed by Louis Olander


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