"I can see an improvement in the student’s confidence. We see the benefit of using it. They are able to access their curriculum better and this improves their confidence.It has definitely helped me free myself up so that I can work with more students at once. The ease of use with the pen allows for more students to be autonomous. It was great".
Education Specialist, California Charter School
"When servicing students with processing deficits, The ReaderPen made it possible for my students to listen and read independently many of the vocabulary words presented in the text.The joy of being able to use such a pen motivated many to want to read!"
California Elementary RSP Teacher
"We are very happy to be able to offer our students the ReaderPen. We have found much success with the devices helping our students to access text, which has impacted every other area of their academic development. The ReaderPen have been a helpful tool for a wide range of users, from those with reading and learning difficulties (particularly dyslexia) to general education students. Our students who have received the ReaderPen are feeling better about reading which is translating into better academic outcomes."
Director of Special Services / 504 Coordinator, Jefferson County School District, Mississippi
"I have been working with three students one-on-one all year. Each one is significantly below grade level in reading, writing and spelling – two have been identified with severe dyslexia. Once I introduced the ReaderPen to each student, they were thrilled to have the independence to read text placed in front of him. One of the students, a 6th grader reading at approximately a 2nd grade level with behavioural issues, said, “I need this pen! I have a Boy Scout book I have to read, and I want to take this home”. He was so excited to show his parents and be able to read the required Boy Scout manual by himself, thanks to the assistance of the ReaderPen."
Northern California District Education Specialist
"I brought a ReaderPen out to a school and introduced it to the teacher librarian and a couple of other teachers. They trailed it with a student, and he loved it! They’re planning on getting more for the school library media centre. I’m looking forward to bringing out the ReaderPen and sharing that resource with more teams in the fall."
Portland Public Schools AT Specialist
"I love the ReaderPen. It makes reading so much easier for the struggling reader. It’s also wonderful for those students who benefit from having auditory input along with the visual input while reading. Plus, it helps when they don’t know a word. It’s a fantastic device and we’re extremely grateful to you for showing this to us."
R. Richards, So. California Tri-Counties Branch IDA
"At a recent re-evaluation meeting for assistive technology, the student's opinion was documented as he'd just completed a 5-week trial of the C-pen. The student responded, "I think the C-pen is working out great!" He continued, “It holds its charge and it helps me read longer books and figure out words I don't know. It also helps me understand books much better than just reading them in my head." As his SPED teacher, I see the positive attitude facilitated through the use of the C-pen as being key to improving reading attitudes, reading skills and independence."
5th Grade SPED Student & Special Education Teacher Indian Creek Middle School, Illinois
“We have had real great success with one student already. I had a call from his ESE Teacher, and she said he is so motivated to work now that the parent was wanting to figure out why?
It made my day.”
“As a speech pathologist in private practice, I have found the ReaderPen to be an incredibly useful tool for struggling readers across the age span. Whether the reading challenges are developmental or acquired I have seen clients gain skills and confidence through having the ReaderPen as an assistive technology support. As with all forms of new technology, there is an initial learning curve. However, most of my clients have been able to master the motor skills needed to use the Pen successfully. The difficult word could be ''sat", "satellite" or "satisfactorily" but the ReaderPen will pronounce it correctly, often allowing the individual to glean the meaning and move forward with the passage. The option to use earbuds in classrooms settings is very useful for independent use and having dictionary definitions at your fingers tips aids learners in all settings. Additionally, there is excellent support offered on the website, that includes videos, training materials, and grade level resources appropriate for a new user or educator whether you are a teacher, a classroom aide, or related service provider. If you have not tried a ReaderPen, this is definitely the one that is best suited to meet the needs of individuals with reading challenges regardless of diagnosis or age.”
Elizabeth Begley, M.A. CCC-SLP