Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Text-to-speech software; Reading disability;
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
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz, Graduate Faculty Reader
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©2019 Melissa Oberembt
Oberembt, Melissa, "The effects of text-to-speech on students with reading disabilities" (2019). Graduate Research Papers. 945.