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Abstract

Text-to-speech (TTS) is becoming a common accommodation/support for students with reading disabilities to improve reading skills. This review examines the effects TTS has on reading comprehension, reading rate, written language, as well as the social validity of students with reading disabilities and other print disabilities. Twenty-eight peer-reviewed studies published between 2002 and 2019 were selected for analysis in this review. The reviewed research indicates that reading rate increased, while reading comprehension had mixed results, and writing skills did not significantly improve when TTS was used. Research also confirmed the social validity of TTS. Future research into the effects of TTS was recommended.

Year of Submission

2018

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Date Original

2018

Object Description

1 PDF file (43 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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