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CSIS573:  ACT FOR READING


Course Description

This course provides instruction in effective use of assistive computer technology for reading assistance. Students with disabilities will learn how to use software programs such as text-to-speech for improving reading skills. Special emphasis will be placed on reading comprehension, reading fluency, reading vocabulary and study skills.


Learning Outcomes

  • Students will display correct usage of reading and study skills tools of text-to-speech software.
  • Students will apply study skills software tools to highlight main ideas and essential supporting details in content area reading.
  • Students will utilize the text-to-speech dictionary and thesaurus to increase reading vocabulary.
  • Students will explore the text-to-speech software features for reading the web and accessing various types of course materials.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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