Published 2009-04-23 (Rev. 2010-07-13) -- ConfidentReader is assistive reading software designed to help persons with dyslexia improve their reading and spelling skills.
Author: Disabled World
ConfidentReader is a form of assistive reading software that is designed to help persons with dyslexia to improve both their reading and spelling skills. The software turns written text into natural sounding human speech.
People who use the software find both their comprehension and reading skills improving as they hear materials while simultaneously viewing the worlds highlighted on their screen; reading along. The process plays into the person's strengths, assisting them to boost their performance. ConfidentReader has the capability to read a variety of different formats, including electronic books, Microsoft Word documents, PDF files, and web pages.
Many times, spelling is a challenge for persons with dyslexia; ConfidentReader has the capability to read text as a person types, either by word, or by sentence. The capability to do so delivers crucial real-time feedback that assists the person in improving their coordination of sounds and letter combinations. The software itself is an affordable option that assists people who experience reading and spelling difficulties while helping them to improve their self-confidence, self-esteem, and productivity at either school or work. ConfidentReader software assists persons with dyslexia to achieve their full potential.
ConfidentReader software plays to the person's strengths; hearing rather than reading. The software converts electronic text into speech using a natural-sounding voice, allowing persons with dyslexia to bypass difficulties with text processing issues, while providing them with the capability to obtain written information through sound. The software reads electronic text, speaks what is written, and highlights the material in order to assist the person with associating the sounds they hear and letter combinations with the visual information they are seeing more efficiently. There is a typing echo feature which recites text back to the person automatically by letter, word, or sentence, so that mistakes in typing are heard and may be corrected immediately.
ConfidentReader has enormous potential as a teaching tool, and teachers can use the software's professional package features to enhance their student's learning. ConfidentReader's Professional's voice editing, batch processing functions, audio processing, and MP3 file support assist student with improving their comprehension. The functions just mentioned are in addition to the ones already present in the personal software, also included in the professional package. For parents, this information can be very valuable - tell your child's teachers about this software; their teachers can use it to guide you to electronic materials that support the classroom curriculum. A combination of ConfidentReader, eBooks, web sites, stories, and documents can help a student's reading, comprehension, and spelling while reducing their frustration. These things can build their self-confidence and self-esteem as well.
The software integrates with a number of different software applications such as Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer; you can use headphones with ConfidentReader too. The software can help people to get the most out of their computer and the software they use, as well as the electronic documents read and the websites they browse. ConfidentReader can assist people in improving their writing skills and comprehension. You can find out more about this product here: www.confidentreader.com
While the ConfidentReader software package is not free, there is a trial offer that can be examined. After reviewing NaturalSoft and the products, including NaturalReader (see the review on NaturalReader), they offer, I am pleased with the direction they are taking. The products they are offering, as well as the price range they are being offered at, are making their products available to the people who can use them. The company appears to be truly interested in working towards viable solutions for people who need them, and I am pleased to have found this company.