Reading Machine vs Spell Better

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Reading Machine

Category: Apps for Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities
Industries: Education

Pricing

Free

Spell Better

Category: Apps for Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities
Industries: Education

Pricing

$9.99 to try

Spell Better Premium-$14.99

Volume Purchase Program (VPP) for Education-$24.99 per unit

20M+ Downloads
5/5

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Speechify is absolutely brilliant. Growing up with dyslexia this would have made a big difference. I’m so glad to have it today.

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Reading Machine reviews

The perfect app! I purchased the app for my 23 year old autistic son who has never been able to read more than a few simple words. He loves the app and uses it every day to de-code words. He is fascinated with "text to speech" and this app has provided a key link in developing word recognition. I would highly recommend this app, particularly for adults with developmental disabilities.

- TheThreeOfUs , 10/15/2017

Great for students!! This app is awesome for assisting students become independent readers. Initially I could not get the audio to work but I contacted the developer to help me figure out the issue. Seems the iPad has a glitch which MUTES some apps, even though the MUTE option is not selected. The way the app breaks down the words clearly showing the blends and digraphs enables students to learn not only the word but the sounds as well. The ability to download additional book titles makes it so that nearly every word my students come across is pronounced correctly in a realistic voice. Great filter for words which should not be said out loud!!! Kudos!!

- ILS Lake County Schools , 07/04/2012

Makes reading fun! My 6 year old had decided that reading was "boring" and we were struggling with getting her to complete her daily reading assignments. That is until we found the Reading Machine. This application allows our daughter to read on her own and independently type words into the application when she is struggling and learn how to sound it out. It has even helped her with spelling, as she likes to play with the App typing in words. If they don't sound out correctly she knows she has to try and spell the word a different way. Since using the Reading Machine our daughter is excited about reading again and has hooked her 4 year old brother too! Thanks for this wonderful tool!!

- eeveland , 07/11/2011

Spell Better reviews

Typing isn't very responsive This works OK if using the word prediction but it seems to lag when typing out the words - very frustrating! I would like to see this improved so I can use it more with students at school! February 14, 2014 update. This new update definitely improves the speed and the lagging is not there anymore. Thank you! I have another request. I noticed the words are only spoken if chosen from the word bank. Can you make it so the words are also spoken when the individual types in the word rather than using the word bank?

- NOVAOTRL , 02/15/2014

This app for iPad has it all: spell check, word prediction, text-to-speech capabilities, and a dictionary. Generating written output is a snap with Spell Better, and sharing documents is easy, too. Even weak spellers with developing typing skills will benefit from this well-designed app.

- The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education. New York, NY.

Since they are able to devote more of their attention to the content, learners using this app are able to increase the length and depth of their writing.

- Angela McDurmon, Instructional Technology Specialist

Pros & cons

Reading Machine

Pros
Make reading as fun as possible
Reduce the frustrations of beginning readingas much as possible
Help the child become a self-teacher of new words.

Spell Better

Pros
Helps reluctant and struggling writers get started
Builds confidence and improves self-expression
Leaves lasting improvements in core spelling and grammar skills

What is Speechify?

Speechify is one of the most popular audio tools in the world. Our Google Chrome extension, web app, iOS app, and Android app help anyone listen to content at any speed they want. You can also listen to content in over 30 different voices or languages.

How can Speechify turn anything into an audiobook?

Speechify provides anyone with an audio play button that they can add on top of their content to turn it into an audiobook. With the Speechify app on iOS and Android, anyone can take this information on the go.

Learn more about text to speech online, for iOS, Mac, Android, and Chrome Extension.

Speechify is the #1 audio reader in the world

Get through books, docs, articles, PDFs, email – anything you read – faster.

4.6/5

20M+ downloads

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